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HEAL Africa FOUNDATIONS

HEAL Africa is a Christian organization whose perspective, practices, and personnel are shaped and guided by its vision, motivation, mission, and values. The word “HEAL” reflects the focus of its activities (Healthcare, Education, community Action, Leadership development) and the word “Africa” speaks of the geographic roots of the organization.

Vision

Transformed, healthy, sustainable communities in the Central Africa region in which each person can develop her/his full physical, spiritual, emotional, relational, and economic capability while living in safety and freedom.

Motivation

HEAL Africa is a Christian organization committed to serving God in our teaching and practices. HEAL Africa is motivated by love for God and love for people. Following the example of Jesus Christ the healer, we offer our services to all without discrimination.

Mission

HEAL Africa compassionately serves vulnerable people and communities through a holistic approach to Healthcare, Education, community Action, and Leadership development in response to changing needs. It fosters high standards in practice and research within each of those areas.

HEAL Africa’s Mission is characterized by:

  • Providing compassionate holistic services to improve physical, spiritual, emotional, economic, and community well-being.

  • Teaching and activities rooted in Christian principles that help children, men, and women understand their rights and duties as children of God. Believing in the dignity of the human person and developing strategies for the protection and capacity building for all including the most vulnerable in our community.

  • Striving to enhance patient care and service delivery, to keep knowledge and skills relevant, to seize health and community development opportunities, and to effectively manage resources.

  • Respecting and protecting human rights, working to ensure safety and security for all persons, promoting gender equality as a fundamental right.

  • Believing that economic development is found in communities that promote Christian principles, maintain order, work for the common good of the community, value all its available resources, adopt poverty reduction and wealth creation strategies.

  • Believing that social change occurs in a society in which every child is valued, protected, and supported to achieve her/his potential, HEAL Africa participates through implementation of the LEAD Strategy: Love; Education; Advocacy; Development (into responsible and productive adults).

Values

HEAL Africa is committed to the following values in its planning, programs, and personnel:

  • Respect
    Each person is an image-bearer of God and deserves respect
  • Integrity
    The propagation and consistent predictable practice of Christian moral behaviors and professional standards
  • Compassion
    Recognizing and serving those who are in need, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable
  • Transparency
    Frank and open communication with clients, communities, donors, partners, regulatory bodies, and all who inquire
  • Inclusiveness
    Working collaboratively with others who seek to build healthy communities
  • Innovation
    Seeking to find and/or create the best practices in each field of endeavor