The Sadanah Foundation aims to facilitate a multitude of improvements in social, economic, and political environments through education and healthcare.
The Sadanah Foundation aims to build sustainable access to healthcare and education in
ROLE & PURPOSE
Healthcare around the world is efficiently inefficient.
In the United States there are state of the art ambulances yet, young people die of penetrating trauma in the South Side of Chicago due to long transport times to reach a Level I trauma center. We can now cure hepatitis c, however we can not stop bleeding or prevent mass casualty events. In the county hospitals of almost any big city in the USA, pathologies can be so far advanced that there is no surgical cure and palliation is the only option. Life expectancy in the city of Chicago varies by 16 years depending on how many stops south from downtown one lives. The lack of social determinants (economic stability, education, environment, community, and health and healthcare) affects not only health, but also community resilience and sense of ability to change.
Improving access to health care without providing a way to minimize the effects of a limited education is pointless; education is the solution to improving the usage of healthcare and health itself, as well as improving socioeconomic status and the resilience of vulnerable populations and societies in any low or high resource area. Even with the same access to healthcare, populations with fewer years of education have worse health outcomes than those with more years of education.
The Sadanah Foundation aims to build sustainable access to health care and education in low-resource settings. We aim to maneuver the current, different infrastructures and resources to maximize delivery of existing and essential healthcare service with cultural sensitivity through an economically appropriate model. Initially, we plan to fund these ventures to accomplish the above, however with the goal to achieve self-sustainability in low-resource setting.
The Sadanah Foundation Strategy is grounded in the imperative to put communities at the center, strengthening access to healthcare and education in low-resource settings.
The objectives of the Sadanah Foundation are to:
Chicago: First responder training for all high schools and stop the bleed kits by 2020
Bolivia: Prehospital system in place and functioning by 2020
India: First responder training and fully functioning clinic by 2020
Educational Initiatives: International global surgery fellowship for bidirectional exchange
In meeting the above objectives, the Sadanah Foundation will contribute to the progressive elimination of inequalities by focusing on challenges affecting the hardest to reach and vulnerable populations.