The right to life is fundamental. Nevertheless, the life of many is threatened by the lack of adequate health care services or the inability to access them. Curable diseases heavily impact the quality of life of too many people.
As part of their mission of bringing healing to every human being, Salvatorians engage in primary health care. They let themselves be guided by local circumstances and their personnel resources. That is why they engage in this sector especially in Africa, where health care services are insufficient, and a number of Salvatorian members are trained nurses.
SOFIA focuses on sustainable health projects and basic health care to combat curable diseases and child mortality in a number of places in Congo, Tanzania and Comoros Islands.
Given the relevance of this sector in Africa, SOFIA also supports projects of other missionaries, such as a community-based project in Kajiado County (Kenya) to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS.