The Foundation for Healthy Africa provides student scholarships and funds projects that are designed to promote healthy lifestyles in Africa.
“Western” diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke were rare in Africa until recent decades. These noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are now striking hard in many countries in Africa. Most are ill-prepared to cope with this challenge because their resources are still focused on the communicable diseases that remain major threats to health and well-being.
A large percentage of many NCDs are preventable. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other major health organizations advise teaching healthy lifestyles as the best answer to combating NCDs. Understanding this, the Foundation for Healthy Africa was established to promote healthy living all across Africa.
Recognizing the magnitude of this challenge, the Foundation proposes Community Centers for Lifestyle Excellence in Africa to:
- Conduct research to determine what approaches to strengthen healthy lifestyles will work best in Africa now and in the future.
- Teach students the principles of lifestyle excellence so they will become teachers and models of healthy lifestyles in their own communities.
- Teach the principles of healthy living in African schools, churches, and other community organizations.
Vision Statement: We envision Community Centers of Lifestyle Excellence thriving across Africa, empowering people to live abundantly vibrant and joyous health!
Mission Statement: To promote Community Centers of Lifestyle Excellence across Africa to help people learn to apply the principles of lifestyle excellence in their own lives and communities.
We invite you to join us in this worthiest of causes.
Please make your check payable to the Foundation for Healthy Africa and mail your donation to:
Foundation for Healthy Africa
c/o U.S. Family Foundation
450 Pleasant Grove Road
Inverness, FL 34452-5725
We will acknowledge your gift with a letter mailed to you. Questions about donations? Please call the U.S. Family Foundation at 352-637-4424.
Here are some of Dr. Ed Dodge’s dispatches from Africa, originally published during the years he was teaching at Africa University: