Africa is the continent most complex both from the point of view of socio-economic and geo-environmental: in fact, encloses inside climatic situations, environmental and social aspects are very different from each other or even opposite. The continent lives for a long time an emergency condition that develops on the double track of diseases and wars. Diseases and epidemics (AIDS and malaria, only to nominate the most disastrous) every year reap millions of victims. Civil war between ethnic groups within the boundaries of a state and conflicts between different nations often assume the characteristics of real genocide.
The subdivision into artificial states, a legacy of its colonial past, not reflects almost nothing for the territorial map of ethnic groups and languages, leading to a general imbalance which is often identified as the primary cause of conflicts within the African continent. In this situation, an
important role belongs to foreign powers, which intervene in the internal conflicts and counteract between them, pushed by the interests of exploitation of the soil local or domain on raw materials.
Because of all this, the basis of the socio-political of the continent is often compromised by corruption and nepotism; it is obvious today the urgency of a radical change: the life expectancy in many African countries is among the lowest in the world; to this must be added the indices of infant mortality, of death in childbirth and illiteracy that are instead among the highest in the world. In the whole continent reigns in a situation of emergency continues as regards drinking water, health and education which can be improved by acting for example on infrastructure, such as wells, aqueducts and purifiers.
Dokita operates in Africa by the end of the seventies. Today it is present in five countries, Cameroon, Congo R.D., Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone
in 2015 the beneficiaries of our projects were more than 10,000 people in the following areas of intervention: emergency and health, disability, education.
Beneficiaries in Africa's Countries
- Sierra leone
- Congo R.D.
Fields of work