While Ebola is the most immediate health concern in Sierra Leone, that does not mean that other equally life-threatening illnesses have vanished, and our partner there, Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL), continues on its mission to meet basic health care needs for the residents of the country.
CHASL is comprised of 53 member institutions located throughout the country which include 10 general hospitals, two eye hospitals, 35 health centers and clinics and six faith-based non-governmental organizations with health promoting programs, according to its 2012 annual report.
Bread and Water for Africa® is proud to be a long-time partner with CHASL by providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in in-kind donations of medical equipment and supplies and medicines to ease the suffering of those being treated for malaria, respiratory tract infections, typhoid, severe diarrhea, HIV/AIDS and hypertension, as well as providing pre-natal and post-natal care for women and infants.
CHASL’s hospitals and clinics provide life-saving health care services to hundreds of thousands children, women and men annually and oversee the births of thousands of new Sierra Leoneans every year.
Through its hospitals and clinics, CHASL is able to provide services to those living in the most remote areas of the county thereby bringing about monumental change throughout the entire nation.
Bread and Water for Africa® is glad to be a part of that success – a success you help to bring about.