What We Do
The Healthcare Extension, Promotion and Training Organization seeks to end recurring turmoil in East Africa through training, education and developing permanent infrastructure.
Our approach is three-fold. First, we seek to empower communities by joining government officials, community leaders, and residents to lay down modern, efficient infrastructure.
We enliven communities through hope for a brighter, more independent future.
Then we enrich these communities through education and expanded outreach, teaching them how to use and maintain their new assets themselves.
How We are Different
We seek growth through permanent change.
To date, most organizations providing aid to impoverished nations in East Africa and throughout the world have focused their efforts on relief, often overlooking the underlying cause of tumult.
Disease outbreaks, famine, drought – they are recurring causes of dire, preventable tragedies.
That’s our focus: prevention. We value the work done by relief-based organizations, but we believe consistent prevention of these dreadful conditions is the key to a bright future for everyone.
Unlike other organizations, our focus at HEPTO is on ensuring reliable access to high-quality health care in remote and impoverished communities. We do this by training resident providers, those who come from or live in the communities who traditionally lack adequate care.
The leaders in charge will be others like, myself, those who are native to these communities they volunteer to serve. This will allow for the highest level of insight as we endeavor to evolve our outreach.
HEPTO will limit opportunities to exploit our program for personal gain by creating a broader spectrum of power and responsibility.
How We Operate
Economic development is a vital component of long-term progress among impoverished communities in East Africa. We believe it could even be said that poverty in these communities is a public health crisis. Therefore, our plan includes consideration for the development of economic health.
We will train healthcare providers native to the communities they will serve. This will create permanent, professional jobs and business ownership opportunities for current residents.
We will train paraprofessionals native to the communities they serve to manage records, facilities, etc. for newly established healthcare facilities.
We will partner with local community leaders to promote the development of trade opportunities among neighboring villages to increase food production, decrease production burdens, and thereby address malnutrition.
We will work with the international community to bring permanent jobs in medically-aligned fields such as medical record keeping and digital transcription.
We will partner with, educate, and support entrepreneurship in fields whose success will benefit their native community.
We understand that to effect permanent change we must bring up leaders from the communities we serve. Therefore, we will work to identify and prepare emerging leaders to make progress in their community further.