Partners for a Healthy Africa (pahAfrica) is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that provides a combination of resources and educational workshops to citizens residing in impoverished communities in Africa and around the world. We also provide a platform for individuals interested in making a difference in their communities.
Africa’s low expenditure on healthcare per capita affects the overall health of the lives of its citizens especially those in impoverished communities. The World Bank records that Nigeria spends only $18.70 per person on health, compared to the United States, which spends about $8,233 on health per person per year. With a population of 135 million people, many in Nigeria lack resources and funds to care for their health, which leads to untimely death and causes many preventable diseases. Among the many diseases that afflict Africans, vision impairment, teenage pregnancy, and malaria are major silent killers.