Community Health Africa-A Poverty Solution Programs
CHAPS provides necessary funding to supplement any budget short falls caused by inadequate government or large donor funding of the clinics we support. This insures continuity of care including vaccines for the children.
When large funding sources decline to provide funds for the necessary infrastructure for the clinics to continue operating, CHAPS will provide funds to insure continued operation of the selected clinics.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Even before our official founding in December of 2008, CHAPS provided funds to supply a Land Rover to a clinic who's vehicle had failed. This CHAPS donation was necessary as other donor organizations supporting the clinic would not provide funds for capital equipment. Without this vehicle the clinics would have been unable serve more than half of their clients.
Our current need is for
1) funding to build a vaccine refrigerator that can (and the prototype has) successfully carry vaccines into the field for over a month of remote operation. This solar powered vaccine refrigerator for pack animal transport can be self sufficient and allow vaccines to reach very remote locations such as the upper Amazon and The Niger river delta by boat and any where pack animals are the required transport.
2) funding to send a camel mobile out with family planning supplies to the areas of Northern Kenya unreachable by vehicle.