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CHAPS Covid-19 and what has been accomplished
Some times the stars align and two small organizations (with a little help) can do things that no government can possibly match.
Covid-19 had reached Nairobi and it was feared the virus would find its way into the nomadic tribes. Fortunately one of the clinics we support; CHAT, already had its FP Corp in these communities doing outreach. CHAT put in a call for funding help to equip the Corp with information about Covid-19, soap, supplies to build hand washing stations and to buy masks and other supplies. With the funds CHAPS had on hand and could raise quickly, the CHAT FP Corp was able to rapidly deploy into these communities with desperately needed information and supplies. In these remote areas there are no hospitals, ventilators or oxygen to treat people infected by the virus. CHAT worked closely with the Government of Kenya.
Many thanks to the Apex Foundation who stepped up with matching funds to make the above work possible.
In addition to the work with CHAT we also funded extra nurses in the remote Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. This is the area where everything moves via footpaths and the ambulance is a donkey.
At the end of the 2019 we had expended most of our resources funding neonatal emergency kits for the clinics scattered in the Simien Mountains and the expansion of Family Planning to Kenya's Mt. Marsabit, Mt. Kulal and the Suguta Valley. These are the locations that the locust swarms have driven hungry people.
Hand washing station distributed by CHAT.
Step on the stick and a string attached to the water jug tilts it to pour a stream of water.