Project: Shirati medical mission -Fall 2018
Start Date: 15/11/2018
My name is Jamie Brown and I am a Registered Practical Nurse. I’ve been nursing for over 15 years, and it has always been a dream of mine to participate in a medical mission. I am fortunate to have this opportunity through CACHA this coming November when our group travels to Shirati, Tanzania.
Thank you for considering making a donation to support our mission, your donation directly supports our mission costs, by improving health through prevention and education. We provide medical supplies, care and mosquito nets to local families.
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The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.
Location: Rorya District, Shirati, North Mara Region, Tanzania
Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 1, 2018
Mission Cost per participant: $2,820 (does not include airfare)
Estimated Flight Cost: $2,300 – $2, 500 (International flight + 15% administration fee on cost of flight)
Partner: Shirati KMT Hospital, Mennonite Church of Tanzania
Primary mission language: English
Beneficiaries: By working alongside local medical staff, CACHA participants have been providing treatment to over 10,000 rural villagers for over 3 years. Through this partnership, there are also opportunities for cross-cultural medical training between mission participants and local medical staff.
Objective: To increase the impact of the health systems and to improve access and quality of medical care provided in the Mara region, a hospital catchment area of 245,000. Each mission aims to provide necessary care to around 4,000 patients. Beyond the medical care and training provided, our team aims to improve health literacy and implement health education programs that complement the hospital’s outreach to more remote communities.
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