One billion people worldwide lack adequate access to primary healthcare. The situation is especially severe in sub-Saharan Africa where access to affordable health care and medicine is complicated further by geography, extreme poverty and cultural traditions. The Alliance partners with local Utah medical teams to provide services that are either unavailable or too expensive for our village friends. In line with our goal to strengthen the sustainability of our efforts, medical expeditions work with local Malian doctors and medical staff and also involve our village health agents and matrons.
In November 2018, there is an ophthalmology expedition planned to perform surgeries, provide annual check-ups for children and model proper health care for Malian health workers. The Alliance is also working on upcoming OB/GYN and dentistry expeditions.