Tracy Thomson


Project: Ukerewe medical mission - Fall 2018
Start Date: 17/10/2018

Dear friends, family, and colleagues:
My sons and I are very fortunate to be able to travel to Ukewere, Tanzania this Fall (Oct 17-Nov. 11) to be part of a medical mission to help the most vulnerable populations in that area. We will be setting up clinics and seeing up to 500 patients a day. Programs will be centered around disease prevention, treatment, and education. I will be using my medical skills while the boys will be part of the logistics team, setting up tarps, ropes, taking blood pressures, urine, and maybe entertaining some of the local kids. All missions with the Canadian African Health Alliance are self-funded. We need to raise $2,820 per person to go in addition to our flights and other associated costs. All donations for the mission are tax deductible. A tax receipt will be issued electronically at the time of the donation.
I am hoping that you can help us in our journey to help others!
Thank you in advance,
Tracy, Cole, Jonah, and Noah

Tracy Thomson

$11,082 of $18,880 raised
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $25.00

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: Ukerewe and Ukara Islands, Ukerewe District, Mwanza Region, Tanzania

Dates: OCT 17 TO NOV 4, 2018 (ending date varies depending on ability to join for Ukara Island – for individual questions please talk to co-leads)

Mission Leads:
 Elizabeth Good ( and Chris Nolan (

Mission Cost per participant
: $2,870 (does not include airfare)

Estimated Flight Cost:
 $2,000 – $2, 600 (International flight  and domestic flights + 15% administration fee on cost of flights)

Partner:Ukerewe District Council (comprised of Nansio District Hospital, 22 dispensaries, and 3 health centers)

Beneficiaries: Around 4,000 patients per mission, in a catchment area of 310,271 people.

Primary mission language: English

Objective: To increase access to education and healthcare for the Ukerewe Island population.

Background: Members of the community on Ukerewe Island first approached CACHA in 2007. An initial visit was undertaken in October of 2008 to assess the feasibility of expanding CACHA’s outreach work to the island. Meetings were held with prospective partners and plans were made for a first caravan in January/February of 2009. That caravan was held successfully and plans were made for a second caravan in October of 2009. As a result of the success of the second caravan, CACHA committed itself to a cycle of two caravans per year for the Ukerewe and Ukara islands, in the eastern part of Lake Victoria.

Since 2011, CACHA has assisted approximately 22, 903 patients, and dispensed approximately 88, 870 prescriptions.

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