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Health Initiative Based in Washington, DC

There is growing shortage of health care in Africa. This crisis is due to the migration of health care professionals and the lack or training facilities. African Union - African Diaspora Health Initiative in Washington, DC strives to mobilize African Diaspora health care professionals.

Health Care Shortage
There is a lack of training facilities and professionals in certain parts of Africa — only 1 primary doctor for every 100,000 people. Moreover, some countries in Africa do not even have a specialist.

Without specialists or primary care doctors, the African people are dying from undiagnosed problems that could be prevented or cured. These issues include hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

We Are Looking For You
AU-ADHI is looking for people and Diaspora's who want to make a difference by providing health care. We are hoping to have the hospitals covered every day of the year with our volunteers.

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Board of Members


Dr. Nkosazana Dhlamini Zuma
Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union
H.E. Amina Salum Al i
Ambassador, African Union Mission to the US

Dr. Arikana Chihombori, M.D.
Chair: African Diaspora Health Initiative International Chair: AU-DAF Americas.

Our Organization
Education is an integral part of making the situation better. Our new organization is striving to educate and train health care professionals. We are also mobilizing everyone to participate and make it easier to return to Africa.

Board of Directors for AU-ADHI:

Dr. Arikana Chihombori, MD, FAAFP–Board Chair
Jeannine Scott–Vice Chair
Dr. Julius Garvey, MD
Dr. Joe Lugalla
Dr. Deka Achufusi Efobi, MD, ABPN, Secretary
Dr. Charles Mounton MD
Ambassador Rachael Diggs
Alice Hamer
Lola Ajisafe

 

Contact us to receive more information about our organization and volunteer health care program.


Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.