In response to the health challenges facing the population, It Takes a Village Africa answered the call to improve child and maternal health, prevention, control, and management of major infectious diseases while improving the nutrition status. With your help on these initiatives, we can change Liberia for the better.
Better healthcare leads to a better future.
It Takes a Village Africa Health Initiatives
ITAVA office is located in Liberia, West Africa. We believe that access to affordable healthcare is a basic human necessity. We strive to provide a range of medical services in Liberia.
Our services cover 5 target areas:
Monthly Wellness Check Ups
We conduct monthly health screens, focusing on a selected health concerns each month. The goal is to give schools and parents a good sense of each child's health status over the course of the school year.
Monthly health education
Each month, we engage all community members in small groups, discussing topics that impact their lives. These sessions allow the members time needed to ask questions and squash the myths that surround many health concerns in Liberia.
First Aid Responders Training
We trained selected school staff as first aid clinicians; this ensures that schools have first responders with appropriate knowledge and skills to intervene in case of emergency.
Menstrual Health and Hygiene
Girls' education is undermined and in some cases derailed, by the absence of adequate resources for menstrual health and hygiene. An unacceptable number of girls miss at least two days of school monthly because of their cycle. It Takes a Village Africa mitigates this challenge by providing under garments and pads to schools. A female staff in each school is trained to manage the resources and serve as the menstrual health and hygiene administrator.
It Takes a Village Africa plans to open up a specialized maternal health clinic exclusively for our community member in 2018. Each member will be given two monthly clinic visits at no out of pocket charge. the clinic serves as an urgent care facility and complements the preventative services offed.