COMMUNITY HEALTH AFRICA TRUST

To mitigate suffering and poverty through integrated mobile health services providing education and provision of reproductive health, immunization, basic curative and education on the dangers of female genital mutilation
Oct 8, 2013

CHAT's first quarterly report

Sapero of Samburu allow his wife to access to FP
Sapero of Samburu allow his wife to access to FP

 

As a result of your generous donations, the last three months has enabled our Family Planning teams to reach many unserved communities. Those on drivable tracks were visited by our 4x4 vehicles and those in more inaccessible areas by our camel teams.

 

In July 2013 the motor mobile clinic provided Integrated Health Services to Displaced Families on Solio Ranch in Laikipia Central. Here the team reached 156 clients with Family Planning Services; diseases treated were scabies, acute arthritis, and rheumatism, being caused by exposure to the cold winds blowing across the somewhat desolate landscape. Also visited by our 4x4 team were 10 other poor communities all within Laikipia County. A total of 450 women received different types of FP.  NB No matter how remote the village, the demand for FP was enormous.

 

Meanwhile, our Camel Mobile Clinic spent July trekking through the jagged Karissia mountains in Samburu County. The team of seven included five camel handlers, a Government nurse, a volunteer from Australia, one HTC counselor and one FPCBD. Their mandate was to take desperately needed Integrated Health Services including FP to over 15  poor often remote and underserved communities . The clinic assisted over 13 communities, with 1109 women choosing various options of FP - the long term FP being the preferred method. It is encouraging to see that more men are coming forward to request FP information.

 

FAMILY PLANNING BENEFICIARIES CASE STORIES

 

Sapero of Samburu County allow his wife to access family planning

 

Sapero is a 50 year old man from Samburu County. He has one wife and 8 children. He came with his wife to access family planning after talking with FPCBW Pauline Lakipi.  He said that his wife had never used family planning before, and they wished to get the 5 year implant. He said that Lakipi had helped him to understand that it would benefit him, his wife and his children if he gave her a rest from giving birth. Sapero Nrandilli said before talking with Lakipi he had not thought about the benefits of family planning, but he now understands them. He says he will definitely encourage other men to bring their wives, and that he will also encourage his children to use it when they are older.

 

Rose of Samburu Central has a 5 year implant

 

Rose of Samburu Central received a 5 year implant from CHAT four years ago as she already had 8 children and did not want any more.  As she is no longer continuously pregnant she is stronger and able to complete her daily chores.  Rose says her 8 children are also healthier because she now has time to care for them. Rose is recommending family planning to all her friends.

 

Rose’s Husband says he has seen the benefits of Family Planning, and supports her using it. He is happy as she used to conceive even though she was still looking after another baby.  He says that before she received the Implant from CHAT life was much harder for the family as Rose was always tired.

 

Sabina of Samburu Central has had two crude abortions

 

Sabina is A 14 year old girl ailing from Samburu Central and was brought into the camel mobile clinic camp by her Mother who requested a 5 year implant for the girl.  The daughter who has a boyfriend has had two abortions in the last six months. Both being conducted in the bush, in secret, by an unqualified person. The girl did not wish to talk about the process, just saying it was horrible and that she didn’t want another one.  A Samburu tradition allows a young warrior, (aged between 16-30 years) to give a girl red beads who then becomes known as his girlfriend and can then perform sex with her. Though conducted with the parents consent, it is common for warriors to have more than one girlfriend.  As it is taboo for a warrior to marry a girlfriend, he uses her until he is ready to marry, when he will look for a wife. These traditions cause big problems for young Samburu girls because they are exposed to unsafe sex with men who often have many partners. More worryingly, should a girl have a child out of wedlock, she is considered unfit for marriage. This results in a high rate of abortions, most of which are carried out in secret and performed in brutal conditions.

Rose of Samburu Central has a 5 year implant
Rose of Samburu Central has a 5 year implant
Sabina of Samburu  has had two crude abortions
Sabina of Samburu has had two crude abortions
some terrain from our Camel Mobile trek
some terrain from our Camel Mobile trek
A group of high school girls after insertion
A group of high school girls after insertion
An aged woman receiving a 5 yr implant
An aged woman receiving a 5 yr implant
A young boy frolicking with a stick
A young boy frolicking with a stick
Our Trusty Clinic Landrover
Our Trusty Clinic Landrover

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Jul 12, 2013

Project Integration!

A Big Smile of THANKS...
A Big Smile of THANKS...

Closure/Project Integration Report - January 2011 to June 2013

Projects Background

  • CHAT went through rigorous vetting and formally joined Global Giving on January 2011 and thereafter posted two projects;
  • Integrated Mobile Health Clinics, #7124 
  •  Family Planning and Environment Initiative, #7442

Objectives of this Projects Closure Report

  • Close out two successful projects on Global Giving to be replaced by a single integrated project which builds on the two previous projects.
  • Transfer CHAT’s presently recurring donors to the new integrated project.
  • Provide a summary of activities implemented by the two prior projects using the raised donations.

Project closure summary

Community Health Africa Trust has been implementing health care activities in the Laikipia and Samburu regions of Kenya, for the last 10 years. As you surely know, we reach poor, marginalized communities, who are otherwise under-served, through the most appropriate means of transport, either with vehicles, camels, providing services such as family planning and reproductive health, and basic curative treatment, which includes TB and malaria, and relevant components of HIV/AIDS services.

Both projects began in January 2011 and were intended to close out in June 2013, having run for 21/2 years. Over that period of time, through your valued donations and other contributions, we have reached about 30,000 women with various methods of family planning services and 12,000 individuals with basic curative medications. 

The Integrated Mobile Health Clinics project has so far attracted $ 37,673.00

The Family Planning and environmental health initiative has so far attracted $8,135.00

Through the support of Global Giving, CHAT has continued to contribute significantly towards achieving Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the country’s development blueprint, the Vision 2030.

These achievements been done through cooperation with support of our key partners (the Ministry of Health MoH) in the delivery of health services.

 ‘HEALTH’ SECTION: Integrated Mobile Health Clinics Project
Amount Raised:
$ 37,673, Project start date: January 2011 to June 2013

Indicator

Achievements

No. of women provided with long-term (up to five years) contraception methods: 

Over 20,000

(GG donations & other) 

No. of children suffering from malaria, TB, or an upper respiratory infection provided with anti-biotics: 

1715 (GG donations alone)

No. of nurses sponsored for one month helping reaching 1600 rural clients:

7 (GG donations alone)

No. of patients treated with malaria curative:

2724 (GG donations alone)

No. of camel mobile clinics funded for one week reaching ‘forgotten’ peoples in remote parts of Kenya with health services for malaria, HIV/AIDS and Family Planning:

2 (GG donations alone)

‘ENVIROMENTAL’ SECTION: Family Planning and Environment initiative

Amount Raised: $ 8135, Project start date: January 2011 to June 2013

Indicator

Achievements

No. of women provided with long term (up to 5 years) contraception implants

Over 20,000

(GG donations & other)

No. of quarterly trips to pick up 90,000 condoms for distribution from the ministry of health

4 (GG donations alone)

No. of community based family planning mobilizers engaged for 1 month and help reach 1600 individuals for family planning intervention and education

25 (GG donations alone)

No. of nurses sponsored for 1 month

8 (GG donations alone)

Way forward:

We, at CHAT, wish to post a new project on GlobalGiving. The new integrated project is entitled, Mobile Health Clinics for the Poor & Excluded Communities of Kenya. We will continue our mission of mitigating against extreme suffering and poverty by escalating our family planning and basic healthcare services to reach poor, excluded and often remote communities.

We are hoping to reach 40,000 women this year with family planning services.

We thank our donors for the continuous support extended to the marginalized communities we serve and very much look forward to a continued partnership with Global Giving and its exceedingly generous and engaged community of donors.

Jul 12, 2013

Project Integration!

A Thank You Smile....
A Thank You Smile....

Dear Donors,

Project closure summary

Community Health Africa Trust has been implementing health care activities in the Laikipia and Samburu regions of Kenya, for the last 10 years. As you surely know, we reach poor, marginalized communities, who are otherwise under-served, through the most appropriate means of transport, either with vehicles, camels, providing services such as family planning and reproductive health, and basic curative treatment, which includes TB and malaria, and relevant components of HIV/AIDS services.

Both projects began in January 2011 and were intended to close out in June 2013, having run for 21/2 years. Over that period of time, through your valued donations and other contributions, we have reached about 30,000 women with various methods of family planning services and 12,000 individuals with basic curative medications. 

The Integrated Mobile Health Clinics project has so far attracted $ 37,673.00

The Family Planning and environmental health initiative has so far attracted $8,135.00

Through the support of GlobalGiving, CHAT has continued to contribute significantly towards achieving Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the country’s development blueprint, the Vision 2030.

These achievements been done through cooperation with support of our key partners (the Ministry of Health MoH) in the delivery of health services.

 ‘HEALTH’ SECTION: Integrated Mobile Health Clinics Project
Amount Raised:
$ 37,673, Project start date: January 2011 to June 2013

Achievements

No. of women provided with long-term (up to five years) contraception methods s

Over 20,000

(GG donations & other)

No. of children suffering from malaria, TB, or an upper respiratory infection provided with anti-biotics.

1715 (GG donations alone)

No. of nurses sponsored for one month helping reaching 1600 rural clients.

7 (GG donations alone)

No. of patients treated with malaria curative

2724 (GG donations alone)

No. of camel mobile clinics funded for one week reaching ‘forgotten’ peoples in remote parts of Kenya with health services for malaria, HIV/AIDS and Family Planning.

 2 (GG donations alone)

 

‘ENVIROMENTAL’ SECTION: Family Planning and Environment initiative

Amount Raised: $ 8135, Project start date: January 2011 to June 2013

Achievements

No. of women provided with long term (up to 5 years) contraception implants

Over 20,000

(GG donations & other)

No. of quarterly trips to pick up 90,000 condoms for distribution from the ministry of health

4 (GG donations alone)

No. of community based family planning mobilizers engaged for 1 month and help reach 1600 individuals for family planning intervention and education

25 (GG donations alone)

No. of nurses sponsored for 1 month

8 (GG donations alone)

 

Way forward

We, at CHAT, wish to post a new project on GlobalGiving. The new integrated project is entitled, Mobile Health Clinics for the Poor & Excluded Communities of Kenya. We will continue our mission of mitigating against extreme suffering and poverty by escalating our family planning and basic healthcare services to reach poor, excluded and often remote communities.

We are hoping to reach 40,000 women this year with family planning services.

We thank our donors for the continuous support extended to the marginalized communities we serve and very much look forward to a continued partnership with GlobalGiving and its exceedingly generous and engaged community of donors.

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