HealthLine Foundation / USA

HealthLine Foundation/USA is a non-profit professional and volunteer organization, operating under section 501 (c) 3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code focused on the Public Health issues within the African continent, and provide those who are caring and benevolent, and the hundreds of doctors and other health and medical professionals the opportunity to join in assisting those who need their knowledge, skills and compassion.

The Foundation was established in 2006, in Los Angeles, California, to meet the criteria of an international Public Health NGO (Non Governmental Organization) and meet the criteria of the Unites States Agency for International Development  (USAID) registered Private Volunteer Organization (PVO).  The Foundation meets all the prerequisites as outlined by the African Union Division of Health, Nutrition and Population, and reflects the directives of NEPAD to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of its Public Health targets; reducing child mortality rates and improving maternal health.

Further, on behalf of our supporters and donors the Foundation’s efforts are focused to strengthen the health systems as outlined in the U.S. Presidential Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the World Health Organization of the UN.

The Foundation’s scope of work encompasses the interlinked issues facing Africa’s Public Health governmental and private sectors, with special emphasis on Africa’s critical infant mortality.   Although the child mortality in Africa has dropped by nearly a third over past 20 years, it continues to be the highest in the world.  An additional focus of the Foundation’s efforts is the increasing incidence of breast cancer in Africa, which has become a greater health problem then the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The Foundation administers all corporate, organizational, governmental and private support and focuses its efforts in coordinating the medical, clinical and media aspects of Public Health programs and the fundamental aspects of healthcare issues and systems – in short assisting in bringing better health to Africa.

The Foundation is supported in its work and efforts by three means:

  • Corporate and foundation grants and support
  • Individual donors financial, in-kind, and volunteer support
  • Through engagements by the public sector agencies of the Foundation’s  HealthLine Management & Consulting Services (HMCS)

Africa Mortality—Birth to 2 yrs Old

Of the estimated 8.8 million annual deaths that occur in children under the age of 5 years, 41% occur in neonates. Thus, per day, the newborn is 45 times more likely to die within the first 28 days of life than in the entire period from 4 weeks to 5 years of age. More than 98% of neonatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries and approximately 70% occur in community settings, often the home. These deaths frequently take place outside the formal health system and are rarely included in the vital registration process.

Our commitment and skills are designed to change that and bring a healthier future to Africa and provide the means and systems for sustainable well being.