Train Health Workers
Training for one
Community volunteers, often known in East Africa as Community Own Resource Persons, or CORPs, are often the first people in a community to see a sick child, or the first to attend a mother in labor. They need to know not only how to recognize and treat the most common illnesses, but also when a mother or child is in danger and must go to a health facility for treatment or for help in childbirth.
AMREF trains thousands of doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, and community health workers (CORPs) every year. Your gift will train a CORP to recognize and treat common illnesses like diarrhea, respiratory infections, and malaria, which are the leading killers of children in Africa, and to know when they must be taken to a health facility for further treatment. CORPs also learn to educate their communities on good health and nutrition practices.