BBC Africa followed Communities Health Africa Trust showcasing how we, together with our partners, help to bring health services to pastoral communities that would otherwise be cut off. Check us out!
Q1 of 2019 has come to an end. Below is a full report of CHAT's efforts in the community.
2018 was another great year where we have continued to experience enormous demand for all our services, especially Family Planning (FP). Our partnerships have grown stronger, allowing us to allocate Global Funds' resources to all the counties we support.
Read more about our work in 2018 below.
Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: A Manual on Integrating Health and Family Planning into Conservation Projects
The WWF published a PHE manual that outlines an approach that integrates health and voluntary family planning into conservation projects, developing synergies that improve the health of both people and ecosystems. Communities Health Africa Trust was featured multiple times in the manual. Click the link below to read more.....
The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. A few months ago the good work that CHAT does was featured in their magazine. Click on the file below and go to page 22 to read what they had to say about us!
In “SWAP KERJA", a Singaporean reality TV show, 8 Singaporeans from different professions are sent to different countries for a job swap challenge of their lifetimes.
In Season 2 Episode 8 of the show, Taufiq and NUH Emergency Doctor Zulkarnain work with CHAT relying on camels and land rovers to travel to the most remote villages in Kenya to work in our outreach programmes that bring PHE to Kenya's semi-nomadic tribes.
Greetings from Laikipia!
This year we've extended our partnership with AMREF with funds from Global Fund for TB interventions, in addition to a new partnership with AMREF in the Afya Timiza project in Samburu county, with support from USAID.
We look forward to further partnerships in implementing interventions with a focus on Population Health and Environment (PHE).
Read more about our work below.
"CAMEL MOBILE, a video clip by ARD - a German TV channel, was aired on 30.04.2017, highlighting CHAT's camel mobile descending down into the Rift Valley behind Lake Bogoria reaching un-served communities with integrated health services using a PHE approach. The video can be viewed here.
N.B. As it was meant for a German audience, its not in english!
These are some feedback examples on GlobalGiving.org:
A donor to Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning project gave a score of 10 and provided the following feedback via the project report, AWAKENING:
"A revenue efficient worthy cause for a better Kenya trust"
Two donors to Saving Kenya's Environment Through Family Planning project gave a score of 10 and provided the following feedback via the project report, AWAKENING:
"CHAT Africa seems very effective in giving women access to contraceptives. The number of "Couple Years of Protection" per dollar donated is very high."
1 donor to Reduce Suffering in Kenya Via Health Care Services project gave a score of 10 to the project report, BREAKING THE HYKE
Family Planning and the Samburu: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Thoughts of Men on a Population Health and Environment Programme in Rural Kenya
In this study, Loren Kock from the University of London investigates men’s views on a PHE family planning (FP) programme delivered among the pastoral Samburu tribe in rural northern Kenya. This study has been published by the Institute for Global Health, University College London, London. The full paper can be downloaded here.
Keywords: Kenya; family planning; PHE; maternal health; environmental health; gender; natural resources; climate change; conservation