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.
Peter Newman (Kamengo Medical Mission - March 9-23, 2016)
I’m very much looking forward to rolling up my sleeves again in Kamengo. The lack of resources there is scarcely unimaginable to North Americans; on my previous volunteer trips in 2013 and 2015 I was taken aback by the intensity of medical needs. I was also impressed with the efficiency of CACHA as a humanitarian agency. I saw donations translated directly into treatment for children and adults of all ages, with no sign of waste.
There are three goals to my continuing participation. First, through teaching local clinical officers and nurses, I sincerely hope to be able to leave behind something, no matter how small, for the long term. Second, to provide direct patient care to the 300-500 people that we see every day. And finally, to allow local students to continue their education, through CACHA sponsorship.
CACHA does not “parachute in" to provide aid and then pull out. The program successfully partners with local organizations, and bolsters a clinic that operates year-round. It’s a wonderful effort.