Effecting Change Matters
Making an Immediate Impact on Maternal Patient Care
We are driven by the frustration of sitting by idly as death runs unchecked, waiting for healthcare as an industry, to address the imbalances in delivery of care. It is, we now firmly believe, up to us as individuals to pursue sustainable long term solutions that not only address immediate care, but that reduce charitable dependency in the health eco-systems we work in.
People in extreme poverty
No access to healthcare
Maternal Death in pregnancy
One every 2 minutes
One every 16 seconds
Our Raison D'etre
This page deals with the WHY. If you're interested rather in WHAT we do click here
In a world filled with wonderous technologies and immense wealth, there is perhaps no greater indictment of our modern society than the plight of the poor. Healthcare is particularly notable in its failures, both in first world and developing nations, to address the imbalances poverty produces.
In a modern developed country like America, millions struggle to access even basic levels of care. Add to this the still persistent bias in healthcare towards women and you begin to understand why our societies are plagued with the horrific statistics shown above. One thing has become abundantly clear over the past decade. The commercialized heart of healthcare beats cold to the needs of the disadvantaged.
Too long have we, as individuals within the healthcare sphere, stood by idly and accepted the injustices visited on the poor. We pontificate on health, we blog, we broadcast hour upon hour of sanctimonious indignation and we criticize, all to what end? None of these paths affect any level of meaningful change. They never will.
It was this realization that drove us to create Clinics IV Life. Rather than sit by idly and wait, we have chosen to forge ahead on our own. We realized early on that one of greatest flaws in charitable health is the need for continued funding to deliver care. That, and the dependencies current models create in developing countries, highlighted so painfully by our absence during the pandemic. Clearly, solutions were required that addressed both these issues.
We set about developing a a new hybrid solution, one that would offer the best of both worlds, utilizing donor funds to construct self-sustaining clinics. Independent centers of care that will integrate into the local health eco-systems they support. Perhaps, most importantly, the model represents the most effective use of donor funds to establish long term care that does not rely on continued funding.
It is our sincere hope that our efforts, and those of others, will spur on the many, and that cumulatively, small victories will turn the tide of the war.
Finally, we bear a responsibility to our fellow man and woman and to ourselves to eradicate the imbalances in healthcare. We have the technology, the medicines, the budgets and the mechanisms to deliver this care. What is now required is action, tangible efforts and sustainable solutions that offer immediate relief, even to the few. There is no price that can be placed on the value of one human life.
You can read more on this from our founder, Robert Turner, who shares his thoughts on the healthcare system and how we need to address the inadequacies that lead to poor levels of care.
Our Mission Statement
Clinics IV Life undertakes to hold itself to the standards below. We believe these are essential to the continued success of any undertaking in healthcare. Hold us to it!
To place the needs and safety of the vulnerable patient populations we serve at the forefront of our undertakings, ensuring that the care they receive in our facilities is delivered with the dignity and respect demanded of the healthcare professional
To act with complete transparency in all our actions, being mindful of the advice and opinions offered by stakeholders and remaining accountable to the patrons and medical professionals who so selflessly support our mission
To tirelessly pursue the goal of improving health outcomes in the disadvantaged communities we identify, while maintaining our independence from commercial and political interests. This incudes supporting any public health initiatives in our host countries
To provide, both to our patients and to our providers, clear and transparent mechanisms through which they are able to highlight grievances and concerns relating to practice, patient and clinic settings and to outline clear and transparent outcomes for these mechanisms
To abide by all legal and health related codes within the countries in which we maintain a presence and to immediately report any medical wrongdoing that is brought to our attention to the appropriate authorities
Our Greatest Asset
..is you! Without the financial assistance, technical expertise and industry knowledge of our partners, patrons and donors, Clinics IV Life would be nothing more than an idea on paper. You help us realize our vision each day, and we will remain eternally grateful for this outporing of support.