Adequate healthcare is a major concern for people all over the world. Everyone desires to be healthy and to receive the care they need for their loved ones, especially children. It's no different for those living in a developing country.
Working with our partners, World Hope Canada helps to improve local health care systems, provide training to caregivers and community mobilizers so that people can enjoy a healthier, better quality of life.
We strongly believe that our work in this area is saving and improving lives every day!
The Alpha Program
In Sierra Leone, families must provide food for their hospitalized loved ones. Buying additional food to make the children well is difficult for most Sierra Leoneans because of the extreme poverty in which they live. The Alpha Program provides the food and medicine to treat malnourished children.
It is a World Hope Canada feeding program partnering with Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital for severely malnourished children that provides:
- Support and training for local health care providers on “best practice” care of malnourished children
- Medicine to treat underlying disease as well as locally available food, vitamins, and mineral supplements
- Nutritional education for home-care givers
Through The Alpha Foundation, Sierra Leone health care providers are equipped to train home-care givers (mothers, grandmothers, etc.) in nutritional “best practice” treatment for malnourished children. Many children will survive to adulthood because of this program.
Community Health & Economic Stability Program (CHESP)
- It aims to strengthen the capacity of local partners and over 220 communities (35,000 people; 80% women, 25% youth) to implement and monitor strategies to reduce malnutrition, and improve child, maternal, and community health
- It provides support for vulnerable segments of the population, such as people living with HIV/AIDS.
- We are upgrading staff training at seven hospitals and community health clinics.
- Staff satisfaction is improved as a result of electrical, water and building repairs; improved services at the hospital such as night time lights for surgery, x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry (x-ray, drills, compressors), laboratory (centrifuges, microscopes, incubation, analyzers), oxygen generator; surgery (lights, cauterization, ventilation).
- Approximately 6,437 people are receiving CHE training on their respective roles addressing health needs and interventions for their families as well as in agricultural best practices.
Project Reach Out Ghana
- Ashiyie Community Clinic – 10 staff, nurses, physician’s assistant, nurse’s assistant, lab people, pharmacy assistant, security person, and administrator. 24 hour service. They have regular electricity. Also has a small generator for when the power is out. Jemima is in charge of the clinic overall.
- Community Health Clinics – 2 room clinics; community health nurse lives in one room and operates from the other. We have two clinics, Kabeso and Wiae near Salaga. The government pays the salary of the community health nurses and supplies the meds.