Basic healthcare in Africa is very limited if not non-existent with many Africans having to rely on desperate means and witchdoctors. Petros Network recruits medical and non-medical aid workers to use their special talents and skills to model the love of Jesus through acts of compassion and care. Petros Network is committed to demonstrating God’s love by bringing quality medical care and other redemptive lift services to the poorest of poor regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Opportunities to participate through a generous spirit of giving is available. All donations are tax deductible and used to purchase medicines, medical and dental supplies and equipment. For more information about how you can help or upcoming trips contact Linda Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities are available for medical personnel of all levels of expertise to join an outreach trip in the fall and spring each year. Medical personnel may serve by offering care, training, and mentoring local medical professionals.
- Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse-Midwives/Certified Midwives
- Specialists in Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB
- Anesthesiologists/Nurse Anesthetists
MEDICINES, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
Opportunities are available through three vehicles: (1) donations allow us to purchase medicines, medical supplies and equipment in-country. (2) caring medical-minded personnel assist with medicines, supplies, and materials,(2) partnerships with organizations who are in alignment with Petros Network assist in supplying and supporting medical needs.
Opportunities to physically change the infrastructure of a region and/or facilities enhancement of the medical clinic, hospital, or mobile unit. Skills used are carpentry, plumbing, engineering, painting, and auto mechanics etc.
THE HEALTHCARE NEED
Common medical issues include such problems as eye infection, diabetes, blood pressure issues, amoeba, diarrhea, asthma, trachoma, typhoid, typhus, pneumonia, tumors, waterborne illnesses, and malaria (in the low lands of Jeldu). Many of the illnesses found are preventative and could be limited with improved hygiene, sanitation, and clean water programs.
One of the major areas of medical challenges in the area is childbirth. Women commonly deliver in their homes under the watch of a midwife and often die from the lack of awareness of medical care or from long travel distances to medical facilities. While most medicines are available in capital cities, supplies in government clinics are in short supply and time delays from need to arrival can be lengthy as medications are distributed at the federal or regional level.