With the success of our NCHV program and Health Champion program we have a huge number of agents of change based in the community supporting Maternal and Child Health.
We have been collecting success stories from our NCHVs and CHWs, some examples of these are below.
- “Last week I visited a baby who had asthma. I am pleased that the baby is doing well after HopeCore nurse, Winjoy did regular and strict follow ups and was able to advise the mother on the best way to care for the baby”
- “After visiting a household which had no latrine for 12 days, the head of the household has started constructing a latrine. Also, 4 new households have reported drinking clean water after my regular home visits”
- “After visiting a mother who was pregnant and advising her to go to the hospital to delivery, I found that she took my advice and delivered in the hospital”
We also regularly collect data on the condition of our patients after they have completed their course of treatment, or a few weeks after we have seen them. We do this in order to measure the effectiveness of our programming and treatment plans. We are happy to report that to-date in 2018, 75% of a representative sample of patients are healthy when we follow up, 18% are showing signs of improvement, and only 7% need additional visits from our nurses.
Additionally, we are happy to report that our NCHVs and CHWs conducted 1,012 home visits between May 1, 2018 and June 18, 2018. Additionally, we have an update on number of clients reached so far this year:
- 5,422 mothers have been educated
- 2,347 children under 5 have been treated by HopeCore nurses
- 3,615 children have participated in growth monitoring
- 1,923 mosquito nets have been given to children in the entering class of their school
- 1,666 children under 5 years have been dewormed
- 1,177 children under 5 years have gotten their recommended Vitamin A dose.
In April 2018, we trained an additional 25 neighborhood community health volunteers, bringing the total number deployed in the field currently to 52.
In May 2018, we deployed an additional team into the field so HopeCore now has 4 teams daily visiting schools. Each team is composed of 2 nurses, 1 health educator, and 1 or 2 community health workers. We expect to see the number of patients treated to increase this year and are excited to continue to share updates with you.
We are only able to accomplish everything with do through the generous support of donors like you!