Thank you, We only give them a monthly stipend of 30 dollars as this is the much our budget can support. The CHVs dedicated around 2-3hours per day in supporting their community units through health education, they spend the rest of the day doing their routine economic activities. We believe that no amount of money can be worthy of the work done by CHV/volunteers, as said: ”Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson
Thanks, Shahed Alam for the feedback. We are pioneering an Antenatal Care(ANC) program where each CHV keeps track of all the expectant mothers and new mothers within their Community Unit (CU). The essence of this program is to ensure every expectant mother attends at least 4 ANC clinics, the expectant mother takes prenatal vitamins and to ensure that they deliver at a health facility, at the same time the CHV educates the mother on breastfeeding, immunization and general care for infants.
Thanks, Shreya Durbha for your feedback. Our Public Health program is revolutionary in that we are working in partnership with the existing institutions like the County Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education supports our program by allowing us to conduct Mobile clinics and MCH in schools. To reach out to children over 5 years, we conduct Mobile Clinics in over 200 schools in Maara and Mwimbi Sub-Counties. Each school is visited at least thrice per year ie once per term. The CHVs also invite parents for MCH clinic at the same venue where growth monitoring is done for children under 5 years, mothers receive health education and we offer free treatment to both children and their caregivers. During the mobile clinics, our trained health educators offered health education to students based on their classes, ie the lower classed are educated more on hygiene-related topics while the upper primary classes are educated on Sexual Reproductive Health topics like STIs, HIV/Aids, reproduction etc. After the health education session, the students receive free medical services that include deworming and treatment of common illnesses. This program has really made a greater impact on the student's performance in school due to reduced cases of absenteeism due to illness. The CHVs also support this program by making follow-ups to ensure that the treated students within their villages adhere to medical prescriptions. The CHVs also make weekly visits to the schools within their villages to obtain feedback from schools Health Champion on the health status of their school. To learn more about our service, kindly visit our website: https://www.villagehopecore.org/