AAII has entered into a strategic partnership with Children’s Chance, a U.S. humanitarian organization devoted to bringing children in developing nations with severe illnesses or deformities to the United States for medical treatment .
Through the tireless efforts of its Director, Mrs. Dorita Urrata, an extensive network of committed hospitals and a multidisciplinary cadre of physicians, Children’s Chance arranges for free medical care for children of the global South that would not be available in their home countries.
In partnering with AAII, Children’s Chance is opening an opportunity for Senegalese children to be treated for life threatening illness and debilitating conditions through an established process of referral . AAII’s role is to raise funds to support the travel and living expenses of each child and an accompanying parent and to help with the coordination of their living accommodations.
To meet this challenge, AAII has named AbdulMalik Negedu ” Director of Inter-Organizational Relations.” His primary responsibilities are to serve as a liaison between AAII and Children’s Chance and to develop and implement fundraising presentations to charitable organizations to support a shared commitment to bringing sick children to the U.S. for medical care.
AAII’s strategic partnership with Children’s Chance reflects the vision of AAII’s Founder for collaboration between Americans and Africans for the benefit of those most in need. This collaborative endeavor is unique among AAII’s initiatives in that its implementation occurs in the United States for the benefit of African children.