SOS Medical Centres and Social Centres in Africa: Country List

In Africa, SOS Children operates many SOS Medical Centres, more than anywhere else in the world. Additionally, there are many SOS Social Centres.  SOS Children runs Medical Centres across Africa.

In Africa HIV/AIDS is a major concern.  SOS Medical Centres provide anti-retroviral drugs for local communities, whilst both SOS Medical and SOS Social Centres run family planning programmes, to educate and promote HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment and prevention.

Examples of Work in SOS Centres in Africa (2009):

  1. At the SOS Social Centre in Tambacounda, Senegal, the school going rate in the project catchment area has risen from 6% in 2008 to 56% at the end of last year.
  2. At the SOS Medical Centre in Benguela, Angola, a Pediatric and Pre-Natal Unit was added in 2009, to help combat the country's high infant mortality rate.
  3. At the SOS Social Centre in N'Djamena, Chad, 14 volunteers have been offering psychosocial counselling to children and families

Click on a country below, or select a title on the right, to read more about how individual SOS Medical and Social Centres work in Africa.


Countries with SOS Centres in Africa: Not yet in Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon No School yet in Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Côte d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Gambia, The Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe