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
Jan 28, 2013

Happy 2013!

The Camels Set Out
The Camels Set Out

Happy 2013 from all of us here at CHAT!

We hope this report finds all of you well and with a good start into the New Year.

CHAT is entering 2013 with a fresh start. Our website has recently been re-developed (www.chatafrica.org) , new volunteer opportunities have been put into place, which you can learn more about through our website, and the camels are heading out for a month-long trek.

In the past three months, your donations through Global Giving afforded us the means to support a new Family Planning Community Based Health Worker (FPCBHW). His name is Josphat Ekai Ngasike. He is based in a village by the name of Marti, located in the Samburu North district. Josphat’s role is to mobilize local community members to visit the clinic. As our work takes place in some of the most remote areas in Kenya, it is important to have contacts on the ground in order to remind people of clinic dates and locations as well as to explain the family planning services we offer and also speak with villagers about the pros and cons of each of the methods. I will post a photograph of Josphat soon.

These FPCBHWs are an integral part of our work. They are our eyes and ears and voice in the districts where we work and have become individuals both the clinic and the communities we serve, rely on for information and communication.

Thank you for your continued support of CHAT. The next report will have a story or two from the camel clinic that just set out.

We look forward to updating you again soon.

All of our best wishes to you fand your family for a healthy and happy 2013!

Asante sana....

 

The Team at CHAT

Mary.... A CHAT FPCBHW
Mary.... A CHAT FPCBHW
Dec 26, 2012

Holiday Cheer

Happy Christmas
Happy Christmas

Hello and Happy Holidays!

November and December seem to be the two busiest months of the year, with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas and all the travel, relatives, presents, parties and holiday cheer packaged up with them.

But in the midst of all the busyness, the world over takes moments here and there, to give thanks and to celebrate our friends and family, both near and far.

All of us at CHAT are certainly thankful this time of year, to all of you who make our work possible. 

There is often nothing like the simple gift of a smile, so that is what we give back to you this holiday season; the smiles of the countless men, women and children here in Kenya, that your contributions have helped to create.

Our clinics and camels are still trekking over the plains of Kenya and hope to be doing so for many days to come. Below is a summary of our work over the past two months. As you will see, we were able to send the camels out for a month’s journey.

Have yourselves a warm and cheerful holiday season. A big ASANTE SANA from your African friends here in Kenya.

Kuwa na Krismasi njema…..

The Team at CHAT

MOTOR MOBILE CLINIC (Oct & Nov 2012)

1. Women reached with long term method (upto 5yrs.)contraception = 2,657 clients

2. Children under 5yrs. treated for malaria = 205 patients

3. Children under 5yrs. treated for TB = 6 patients

4. Children under 5yrs. treated for upper Respiratory infections =42 patients

5. Total patients reached for different diseases =722 patients

6. Condoms distributed= 109,353 condoms

 

 

(ONE MONTH) CAMEL MOBILE CLINIC TREK STATISTICS 

1. Total number of Women reached with all family planning contraception methods= 1,231 clients (Jadelle (5yrs. insertions)= 1,005 clients; Depo(3 month injection)= 226 clients)

2. Total number of patients treated for malaria =18 patients

3. Total number of clients counselled and tested for HIV/AIDS =308 clients

Total number of patients reached =267 patients

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Oct 25, 2012

Field Update

Rest upon arrival...
Rest upon arrival...

Jambo from Kenya.

We wanted to use this report to post a summary of Family Planning stats in the regions of Kenya where the mobile clinic travels to, because the numbers are quite impressive as well as motivating.  These stats have been taken from the past 8 months and show a steady incline of the number of individuals using contraception.

We attribute this growth in participation to recent initiatives of the Kenyan Ministry of Health, but mainly to our tireless team of nurses, community mobilizers, drivers, camel herders, and of course, our camels for carrying the load.

I imagine these numbers will only continue to grow as the major preventative health benefits of Family Planning are currently being highlighted by important organizations around the globe.

 

Always with lots of thanks for your contributions and your interest.

 

Tutaonana.

The Team at CHAT

 

 

 

CHAT FP Chart
CHAT FP Chart

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