Thursday, August 11, 2011

About Zuolay Development Association in the Americas (ZDA)

ZDA is a US based 501©3 nonprofit organization rendering urgent social services to the people of Zuolay. Zuolay is a small town 15 miles north of Tappita City, Nimba County, Liberia. It is a town comprising of 15 villages of approximately 5,000 inhabitants.
For 14 years, Liberia was ravaged by civil wars. After the war, health clinic was identified as a priority need by the Zuolay inhabitants. ZDA initiated the clinic project four years ago but has been stalled to multiple constraints, funding being the mean issue.
The clinic will also have  a training  center to facilitate the training of health practitioners.  Moreover we envision in building a community center where community development workshops will be held. The aim is to keep the facility fully functional and safe for residents.
Liberia like any south Saharan nation faces growing health care crisis.  Malaria considerable health risk. According to Liberia’s Ministry of Health 2008 survey, malaria death rate was 110 per 1000 births. Tuberculosis’ death rate stood at 54 persons per 100,000 people, all ages. HIV prevalence is 1.7% in 15-49 age categories. Life expectancy is only 56. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Liberia ranks 7th in the world for highest rate of maternal mortality. In 2012 there was an infant mortality rate of 72.71 out of 1,000 births, in 2009 138.24 out of 1,000 and in 2006 there were 155.76 out of 1,000. Liberia is 18th in the world for infant mortality. Considering the above statistics there is an urgent need to improve the healthcare delivering system in Liberia this is why we are undertaking this project to build a clinic in one the remote parts of Liberia.
The health of the population in the country will not dramatically change unless there are local preventive care interventions. With help from friend of Liberia and other partners, ZDA is prepared to work assiduously in improving the quality of life for our people.
So, on September 3, 2011, ZDA Minnesota hosts the annual conference where effective strategies will be developed. The weekend long program will be climaxed with a social night to raise needed funds for the clinic project. Your support for this worthy cause is totally welcomed.
We look for to see hearing from you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy for ZDA in the USA and by Gods grace I we will establish ZDA in AUSTRALIA