Since 1981 we have improved lives in Tanzania and the Gambia by reducing poverty and disease, educating youth, and promoting sustainable environmental practices. Our staff and volunteers go wherever the need is: inside hospitals and health centers; on the road with our mobile health clinics; in the open spaces of villages.
AHEAD Has Touched More Than One Million Lives In Africa and In The United States
We emphasize maternal and child health services, and youth education and workforce development. AHEAD promotes self-sufficiency by working with local residents to improve their lives. Because of our efforts:
- Ninety-eight percent of children under five have been immunized in the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania.
- In Tanzania, mobile units take expectant mothers to health care facilities where they can give birth safely.
- Gambian women cook food on “rocket stoves” that use less wood and reduce air pollution.
- More than 600 Tanzanian students have received scholarships for secondary school and vocational school tuition
- Female students attending Tanzanian boarding schools live safely in dormitories we’ve built.
- People living with HIV/AIDS receive care at home from trained family members or attendants.