TERRAT, MEDICAL MISSION - WINTER 2018 (FEBRUARY 7TH TO 23RD)

Location: Terrat, Simanjaro District Tanzania

Dates: FEBRUARY 7TH TO 23RD, 2018

Mission Leads: Emilie Bordat

Mission Cost per participant: $2,820 (does not include airfare)

Estimated Flight Cost: $2,000 - $2, 300 (International flight + 15% administration fee on cost of flight)

Partner: Simanjaro District Health Council

Beneficiaries: Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 members of the Maasai community.

Primary mission language: French

Objective: To provide primary health care to the vulnerable population in remote areas of Tanzania.

Background: Local activist Steve Martin had participated in a CACHA mission in Ukurewe and contacted CACHA to bring us to his home region. Steve invited a small group in October of 2013 to meet with village council and the local medical team to discuss the opportunity. In February of 2014, CACHA did 1 week in Terrat combined with 1 week in Moshi, and saw 2,300 patients in Terrat. The degree of need prompted CACHA to move the existing mission from Moshi region to Terrat.

Dr. Jen Clow and Lise Turpin began leading the missions there, usually twice a year.

The missions have identified close to 100 cases of HIV. Prior to CACHA missions, HIV patients had to transfer to Arusha for care. Now, because of the CACHA's missions, anti-retroviral meds and CD4 testing machine are in Terrat, and plans are underway to build a care and treatment centre. In our time there, rates of STD have dropped significantly, thanks to both treatment and education. There are 7 permanent nurses at the dispensary and 1 clinical officer; all have received regular skill building to provide care when we’re not there.

Information or Orientation Meeting for Spring 2018 Mission Participants

Saturday, February 10 9h - 13h30/ Samedi, 10 Février 2018, 9h00 à 13h00

Location to be determined (Montreal or Ottawa)./ Lieu à déterminer (Ottawa ou Montréal)

Please confirm your attendance with apo@cacha.ca

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Terrat Medical Mission – Winter 2018

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CACHA medical missions are non-profit and self-funded by volunteers and their donors. The mission cost  is disbursed over a variety of mission-related expenses including; accommodation, food, in-country transportation, allowances for locally engaged partners, medical and logistics equipment and supplies, communications, customs, medical treatments and referrals for patients, as well as CACHA overhead and management, CACHA membership fee, and helps to support many of our CACHA projects.

All donations submitted to CACHA toward payment of mission costs and plane tickets are tax deductible.

To join this mission, please complete and send an application form, along with your CV to CACHA's Assistant Project Officer apo@cacha.ca, as well as to the Mission Lead, Emilie Bordat

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Mission Leader Chris Fischer of Ottawa, left, keeps an I.V. bag raised as fellow Ottawan Kristina Krmpotic rushes the three-day-old infant to a truck en route to the nearest hospital.

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