Project: Terrat Medical Mission Winter 2019
Start Date: 06/02/2019
I am a registered nurse currently working in British Columbia, and I will be sharing my skills with the small community of Terrat, Tanzania. We will be providing health care and support, with the eventual goal of building relationships and fostering independence. Along with hands-on nursing skills,a main focus of this mission will be health education, particularly for young women. I have always been passionate about global health, and am thrilled to be participating in my first medical mission with CACHA. Any donation to help me achieve this goal would be much appreciated.
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.
Partner: Simanjiro District Council
Primary mission language: English
Objectives: Provide access to high-quality health care services, support the local health care system, contribute to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, increase community health education, etc.
Beneficiaries: 2000-2500 patients per mission
The mission will last 2 weeks and the team will consist of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, ophthalmologists, other health workers and coordinators, logisticians (non-medical workers).
We will work with local Tanzanian partners to provide quality healthcare and also on teaching secondary school students about health and puberty, with the special project “Girls to Women”
We are especially interested in keeping Maasai girls in school so that they are not available for marriage and early pregnancies, which often result in complicated pregnancies and deliveries.
Background: Terrat is in the heart of Maasailand in North-Central Tanzania, in the Simanjiro District.
CACHA partnered with the Simanjiro District Council in February 2014, to bring our first Medical Mission to Terrat. At the time, we were the first Western Medical group to be welcomed into the community. Since then, we have been working hard to build relationships with the Maasai community, the dispensary nurses and clinicians, and the local District Council. This September marks our ninth medical mission to Terrat. We are starting to see healthier patients, improved compliance with medications and greater understanding of illnesses. More importantly, the nurses and clinicians are becoming more independent, and are starting amazing initiatives to maintain and improve the health of their community.
Mission Lead: Emilie Bordat
To join this mission, please complete and send an application form, along with your CV to CACHA’s Missions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as to the Mission Lead, Emilie Bordat at email@example.com
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