On Call Africa
In parts of Sub-Saharan Africa there are 16,000 people for every doctor (compared to 400 per doctor in the UK). On Call Africa was founded by doctors and international development professionals to improve access to healthcare in impoverished settings in Zambia and other Sub-Saharan African countries. On Call Africa provides health education and mobile medical services, working in remote communities for 3-6 months at a time. On Call Africa also shares resulting data with local health authorities in order to improve local services. In 2018, On Call diagnosed and treated 5,717 individual patient conditions (with 32% of patients being under 5). They have witnessed year on year reductions in conditions linked to hygiene and sanitation through their education programmes. On Call Africa is using funding from The Fore to grow its staff team, enabling it to double its activities within three years.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2020 Spring
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Health and wellbeing