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
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.

Apr 29, 2013

Lots to Tell

Jambo,


It has been a while since our last report and we apologize for the delay. We have much to report, including a new Community Based Health Worker, data from January to March 2013, and an excerpt from the extensive journal or our recent volunteer, Sam Day.


We would like to report that, through the help of your donations, we have been able to support another Community Based Health Worker, Josphat Ekai Ngasike (an CBHW).  Josphat is based at Marti in Samburu North.  Since his time with us, he has educated a total number 220 individuals on Family Planning and Reproductive Health measures. He lives amidst the community members the clinic serves, and thus has established a level of trust very much needed when discussing personal health. His job is to act as the ears and eyes of the clinic when we are not present, let the community members know the date, place, and time of clinic visit, and also to educate women and families as to the options available to them for Family Planning as well as other Reproductive and day to day health concerns.


Attached you will find the data chart of work preformed by CHAT from January to March of this year. The focus of our past clinic visits have been Family Planning and Reproductive Health, as the demand for these services continue to grow.


And lastly,  you will see the final journal entry from our recent Australian Volunteer, Sam Day. Should his entry intrigue you , as I imagine it will, I have also attached the entirety of his journal below. His countless entries paint colorful images of life in the communities we serve, and offer comments and observations from the perspective of a young man with a desire to learn about a culture unlike his own, and help, in whatever way possible. The entries will help bring to life an organization that you know only through these reports and our Global Giving project landing page. Enjoy.

 

For anyone reading this with a vivid interest in seeing cultures outside of your own then nothing beats this trip as far as the Kenyan experience goes. I can’t honestly comment on anything outside of what I saw but I gather the feeling that Mumbasa is simply a tourist destination and Nairobi… Well its just another big city at the end of the day. Joining a volunteer excursion like this is moderately expensive, I won’t lie to you, but if you have the money available, it is an enriching experience that will stay with you for your whole life I’m sure. Every African cliché you can think of is true. All the stereotypes exist. Everything you’ve seen on a movie or documentary is true. I think I was expecting to see something that would surprise me but exposure to documentaries prepared me for the trip and it is exactly what I expected. You get to see these tribes in what seems like the middle of nowhere and validate your stay with any help you can offer. I appreciate my existence in Australia and my standard of living more than ever and although guilty of it too, I find it humorous when I hear complaints from people living in a developed nation of trivial little matters. Kenya is an example of adversity of locals who are unaware and unexposed to any other standard of living in this world so they continue on. They have little in the way of hobbies or spare time. I wish the best for the country and its long journey ahead for improvement. Many thanks to the CHAT organisation for accommodating me and allowing me to come along for this whirlwind week long trip. For those of you contemplating to do this, if you are reading this then you are 80% there. Do it for any length of time. If you want to email me then feel free. Address below.

 

sam.day@dcs.qld.gov.au

 

 

Thank you, as always. We will be checking in again soon.

 

Asante.

 

The Team at CHAT

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