Cases of Emerging and reemerging diseases are increasing at a faster rate in Africa due to rapid population growth, environmental changes, and lack of basic knowledge about treatment and prevention.
• Neglected tropical infectious diseases have historically lacked adequate attention in international public health efforts, leading to insufficient prevention, education, promotion, treatment options and re-evaluation.
• HEPTO reaches out those communities and establishes proper training and provides equipment and supplies essential for prevention and managing those devastating diseases.
• Hepto established a robust operational chain of care, which enables the health services to reach the smallest and remotest village in East Africa.
• Hepto National offices directs and manages the operation needed, regional Office extends and assures the care services reaches the community care centers/clinics.
• Each community care center/clinic serves 20 to 30 villages and every 3 to 5 villages there is a front-line care worker.
• The services and training reach the remotest are in the country. This method will reduce and eventually eliminates the sufferings.
• Periodically, Aid agencies visit a few areas to evaluate the prevalence of disease outbreak. people come from miles and miles hoping to find medical help. Unfortunately, the situation never gets better.
• Hepto has a better and permanent solution for this problem, by training healthcare professionals from these communities to provide services and prevent health disaster.
• Lack of clean drinkable water, unkempt environment, and lack of basic health knowledge led to this catastrophic loss of lives in Africa. This is one of the main reasons that HEPTO was formed.
• Physical scars tell stories; mental health patients in Africa face difficulties in daily bases.
• Mental health conditions in Africa are deteriorating at a shocking rate. Governments have abandoned, aid communities forgotten, and societies neglected and abused many of those suffering.
• Places there is a war, drought, famine is the most vulnerable that suffer the utmost. Some have suffered trauma leading to illness. Others were born with mental disability.
• In countries where infrastructure has collapsed and mental health professionals have fled, treatment is often the same – a life in chains.
• HEPTO gives a great concern about the mental health, by training mental health workers, informing the administration the importance of mental patient care and strengthening public outreach.
• Africa is home to a substantial proportion of all global chronic diseases, particularly in countries ravaged by civil war and natural disasters.
• Those countries experience rapid increase in death rates from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes. Rising morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases co-exist with an even greater burden of infectious disease.
• Many African health systems are underfunded and under-resourced, while many others barely exist.
• They all struggle to cope with the cumulative burden of chronic diseases; many people, both adult and children suffer with diabetes without the simple management tools such as glucose-meters and insulin regiment.
HEPTO plans to establish chronic disease clinics, to train mid-level healthcare staff, and to provide the necessary equipment. Hepto intends to extend the services to remote areas where the medical services are absence.
• Diabetes is one of the significant health problems in developing countries particularly Africa. For example, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 80% of the population lives in the countryside. The country experiences a heavy burden of the disease mainly attributed to communicable infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies.
• Currently, Ethiopia is also challenged by the growing magnitude of chronic noncommunicable diseases. The education level in the country is still a significant marker influencing the spread of illness, shaping the health seeking behavior of individuals and communities including the utilization of modern health care service.
• Combination of low education, lack of supplies, growing population, environmental changes and food shortage which leads to malnutrition exacerbate the chronic disease progression and make treatment difficult.
HEPTO has a positive, measurable and achievable goal to minimize chronic disease prevalence by using its unique intervention.
Women’s Health & Empowerment
• Mothers and infants face an astonishing rate of death due to lack of accessibility to regular and emergency obstetric care, pregnancy complication such as hemorrhage, gestational diabetes, eclampsia, and infection.
• Lack of Accessibility and affordability of attention during the childbearing period leads to fetal mortality, stillborn, low-birth weight and premature births.
• Hepto will intervene in these problems through education and training to women’s healthcare workers in communities we serve. We clearly emphasize the root of the issues and demonstrate the long-lasting solution of the significant problems.
• Hepto will support for safe delivery, including access to emergency obstetric care especially high-risk pregnancy patients.
• Hepto will introduce profound health programs which encompass all women’s health issues to underrepresented communities in East-Africa.
• Surgical services: The lack of access to emergency and surgical care in east African counties like Somalia and Ethiopia has been acknowledged as a dangerous gap in the development of health systems.
• Large numbers of women die from complications of childbirth every day in Somali and Ethiopia. Most of these deaths could be avoided by providing women with access to basic obstetric care and obstetric surgical care.
• The overall disease burden associated with surgical conditions in East Africa particularly the war-ravaged country like Somalia, is astonishingly high. Surgical care is unavailable to many communities, especially to those who live far away from the cities and unable to.
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