I first visited St. Albert’s in 2000 as part of a Fulbright grant. My respect and admiration for the doctors and staff there lead to the founding of BHA in 2009, thanks to a $30,000 gift for the hospital that had two stipulations: the donor had to remain anonymous and the gift had to be tax deductible. That gift became the seed grant for BHA, which was founded with invaluable assistance from a small group of friends who became the founding board. Now, 10 years later, BHA has achieved a considerable record of accomplishment.
We owe those accomplishments to the many contributors who believed in and supported our efforts to help St. Albert’s Mission Hospital. Many of them donated dollars; others donated time and expertise. We would not be here without them.
I will leave you with a few photographs that for me
represent the challenges faced by St. Albert’s and the people who come for care,
and the hope offered by donations to BHA.
Better Healthcare for Africa (BHA) is a secular, non-political, charitable organization working to improve healthcare in Africa with a focus on reducing suffering from cancer, improving maternal health and helping hospitals meet critical needs. Efforts supported by BHA include practical and effective cervical cancer screening, the use of breast examination, HIV awareness, and cancer education for healthcare professionals and communities.