Ten Things to Know About CHAP (Part I)

Have you ever wondered how health programs in sub-Saharan Africa actually work? This blog post is part of a series that will take a closer look at our Community-Hospital Alliance Program (CHAP). In just over one year, CHAP has reached over 10,000 people in rural Tanzania and continues to be an integral response to the lack of access to healthcare in this impoverished nation.

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CHAP=Community-Hospital Alliance Program

Community Health Workers learning to do basic things like monitor blood pressure, so they will be able to refer patients to a local hospital if needed.

Community Health Workers learning to do basic things like monitor blood pressure, so they will be able to refer patients to a local hospital if needed.

The Community-Hospital Alliance Program (CHAP) is now operational.  Because of the lack of access to health care in the Maasai community in Tanzania, CHAP was created to train local women to provide very basic health care in their communities, and officially connect them with nearby hospitals for support.  With this education, they can work in their very isolated villages to help people understand water born disease, take blood pressures, and help people decide when to go seek medical attention for health problems. Continue reading

CHAP = Community-Hospital Alliance Program

A Community Health Worker in the new CHAP program learns to take a blood pressure.

A Community Health Worker in the new CHAP program learns to take a blood pressure.

At Empower Tanzania we believe that education changes everything. 

We also have a mission to serve the most vulnerable populations in Tanzania, the people in the extreme rural areas.  Nowhere do these two beliefs come together more than in our newest health program, CHAP.

The Community-Hospital Alliance Program, or CHAP, is a joint effort between Empower Tanzania and Global Health Administration Partners, a program of non-profit Global Health Ministries, that works to enhance administrative practices in medical facilities in Tanzania and elsewhere. Continue reading