Building a Better Future
To improve the health-related quality of life and functional status of underserved pediatric populations in developing countries through medication assistance
1 John 3:1
"What great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God"
The idea for this mission started with a discussion we had with medical school students in Ethiopia. The students informed us of many children who would be discharged from hospitals without proper medications because of the financial constraints of their parents. We heard stories of parents having to sell most of their possessions to purchase medications for their children and of those denied treatment because of refugee status. Our research into the problem further unveiled the widespread prevalence of medication unaffordability in the pediatric population in Ethiopia. Children of low-income, uninsured, unemployed, disabled, or refugee parents are more likely to be denied proper medications because of a lack of money.
Our initiative seeks to improve the health quality of life and sustain the proper development of children of underserved families and promote the self-reliance and financial capacity of their families.
We use screening tools in hospitals and referrals from other institution to locate children of low income, uninsured, disabled, or refugee parents. Some of the services we offer include medication full coverage, medication co-payment,and insurance premium assistance. We also offer education on preventative health measures and medication compliance.
This project’s goal is to find children of low-income, disabled, uninsured, and refugee parents using screening questionnaires in governmental health care facilities. The project will then assist qualified pediatric patients and their families through the Children Medication Assistance Program (CMAP). Social workers will investigate the financial state of the family and will determine the type of assistance to provide. Our medication assistance program includes full medication coverage and co-payment.
A Look at Some of Our Efforts
Oct 1, 2022
Building a referral system with Ethiopia government hospitals to find children and families in need of medication assistance