All general donations will be allocated to CACHA projects based on the area of greatest need. Your generous donations will help CACHA provide life saving healthcare to remote communities in Gabon, Bénin, Tanzania and Uganda.
What We Do
The Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance has been sending volunteers on 2-3 week long Medical Missions since 2002. Medical Missions (also sometimes referred to as ‘Caravans’) serve to provide rural and isolated African communities with life-saving medical care.
A medical mission typically consists of a team of approximately 15-25 CACHA volunteers with the support of local partner staff and volunteers. The teams provide free or subsidized health services to underserviced rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The CACHA volunteers typically consist of pharmacists, surgeons, nurses, physicians, dentists, ophthalmologists, health providers and logisticians (non-medical volunteers).
A mission lead is appointed by CACHA to organize the preparation for the mission and lead volunteers on the ground. Health services offered include: General medicine consults, OB/GYN consults, minor surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, surgical referrals and onsite HIV testing and referrals. Between 250 and 600 patients are seen per clinic day with an average of 4-5 prescriptions per person.
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