Established in 1974, Inter Care sends targeted medical aid to rural health units in some of the poorest parts of Africa. People in sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world, in a region with just 1.15 health workers for every 1,000 of its citizens, compared to 18.9 per 1,000 in Europe and where many countries lack the infrastructure to provide even the most basic health care to large parts of the population.
The health units supported by Inter Care serve a catchment population of over 10 million and include clinics, hospitals, dispensaries and centres for orphaned and vulnerable children in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. The medical aid we send to our partner health units consists of medicines and healthcare goods that are donated to us from pharmaceutical companies, medical manufacturers and health professionals. We maintain close relationships with all the health units we support and establish partnerships with only with those that provide free healthcare to the most disadvantaged patients.
Inter Care is a UK, licenced registered charity. In 2012 the charity received the highly prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the support Inter Care receives from over 50 volunteers, many of whom are medically trained.
Inter Care is entirely funded by voluntary donations. We receive no grants from the government or from statutory sources. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to fund our work.