Essential Service Area
Basic Health Care *
Hands at Work in Africa improves the health of the most vulnerable through a suite of holistic activities delivered in the homes of sick and dying parents and of orphaned and vulnerable children.
“For I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me” (Matthew 25)
Through home visits, local care workers assess the health and security of children, identify urgent needs, and provide basic physical and emotional care. They work to raise the children’s health awareness, helping them to secure a clean water source and teaching them about HIV/Aids transmission. Often care workers connect those in need with outside resources, helping children receive the aid available to them. Care for vulnerable children often begins with care for their dying parents.
*millenium development goal #6