Hope Through Health

The mission of Hope Through Health is to expand access to high quality health care for all individuals in Togo, West Africa.
Jan 5, 2017

Clinic Upgrades Underway

In October, Hope Through Health (HTH) received a shipment of equipment and supplies for three partner public health clinics in northern Togo. The shipment arrived safely at the port in Lomé and was trucked to Kara where it was excitedly received by HTH staff. The materials were stored in a government pharmaceutical warehouse before being sorted and distributed to sites.

 Clinical Mentor Emile (front left) explains how to use the sterilizer to clinic staff at USP Sarakawa

HTH hosted an event at the Ministry of Health (MOH) warehouse to celebrate the donation from HTH to the MOH. Both the District Health Director and the Regional Health Director were present along with multiple media outlets and the event was broadcast nationally. The District and Regional Directors expressed pride and gratitude for the donation of the new materials. This event helped HTH gain visibility in the country and spread word about the transformative work we are doing in partnership with the MOH in Northern Togo. This will help us as we advocate within the government for MOH adoption and national scale up of our integrated clinic and community model.

 Clinical Mentor Emile shows USP Kpindi staff members how to set up an exam table

Equipment and supplies were designated as needed to the three rural health centers: USP Djamde, USP Sarakawa and USP Kpindi. Supplementary supplies were distributed to two regional hospitals in the city of Kara.

Now that all materials have been successfully distributed, the HTH team is focusing on assuring proper and effective use of all machines. For example, HTH’s Clinical Mentor is training with a local gynecologist to learn how to perform ultrasounds. Currently he is shadowing the doctor at a clinic in Kara, the regional capital city. In coming weeks the Clinical Mentor will accompany the gynecologist to the rural sites to perform ultrasounds and by January, the Clinical Mentor will be performing ultrasounds himself. The long-term plan is for the Clinical Mentor to train birth attendants in the rural sites to perform the ultrasounds themselves.

In addition, the HTH team is making sure that all dispositions are taken to keep equipment in good condition. For example, the sterilizers require the use of demineralized water. HTH is exploring the possibility of purchasing a demineralizer to run alongside the sterilizers. Furthermore, HTH is purchasing step down converters and surge protectors for all electrical equipment including the ultrasound machines and delivery beds to protect them from power outages and surges. HTH is dedicated to ensuring the proper use, effectiveness, and maintenance of all materials.

 New hospitalization beds, injection lamp and medicine cart installed at USP Sarakawa

HTH and our partner communities are extremely grateful to IMEC, the Gould Family Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation for helping transform three of the most underperforming health centers in northern Togo into centers of excellence. Since the launch of the Maternal and Child Health program, the quality of care provided at these clinics has been steadily increasing and more patients are frequenting the centers. The arrival of these equipment and supplies will further enhance the quality of care HTH is able to provide to our patients. HTH would like to extend our deepest gratitude to IMEC, the Gould Family Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation for their support. Together, we are transforming the healthcare system in northern Togo for a population of nearly 40,000 people.

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Oct 3, 2016

Onstage with Chelsea Clinton!

Jennifer Schechter (left) and Chelsea Clinton
Jennifer Schechter (left) and Chelsea Clinton

Last week, Hope Through Health CEO Jennifer Schechter was onstage at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as Chelsea Clinton announced Hope Through Health's 2016 Commitment to Action, Building Better Maternal and Child Health in Togo

In partnership with the Togolese Ministry of Health, Construction for Change, the 30/30 Project, and the Gould Family Foundation, Hope Through Health will renovate the Adabawere clinic and construct a new maternity ward to provide high qualiy healthcare to a population of more than 20,000 people. As Chelsea explained, "The goal of the commitment is to create a patient centered care environment for children and their families, and to provide a clean, safe and dignified space for women to deliver safely and recover fully after childbirth." Read Chelsea's full remarks on our blog

Hope Through Health is excited about our new commitment to mothers in Togo, and needs your help to make it a reality. Contribute today for a safer and happier future in Togo! 

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Jul 5, 2016

Progress Report: April to June

Dear Friend,

I am excited to share our latest quarterly progress report with you. 

This report highlights Hope Through Health’s Maternal and Child Health Program, and our experience empowering traditional healers. Thanks to your support, we have extended care to a population of 30,000 through this program. Other highlights include:

  • Reaching 79% of an estimated 6,727 children in the area.
  • Treating 82.5% of cases of illness in children under 5 within 72 hours following symptom onset.
  • Achieving a 96% adherence to clinical protocols through direct observation by a supervisor.

We would not have been able to expand our impact and achieve these results without your unwavering support. We are deeply grateful for your partnership, which has allowed us to move ever closer to our vision of high quality healthcare for all in the underserved nation of Togo.

Thank you again for your continued support as we work to improve healthcare for all! 

Sincerely,
Morgan Black
Program and Development Associate
Hope Through Health

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