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Improving healthcare in Africa

Preventing disease, improving diagnosis and treatment as well as delivering better local care are fundamental
to all development progress. Without health, few can achieve lasting improvements to their lives and a real chance
to earn a better future.

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Supporting Communities

We encourage a culture whereby people are rewarded according to their commitment and ideas and oppose
all forms of discrimination based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, age, physical ability, caste,
opinion or sexual orientation

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Healthy and self-sustaining lives

The Chalker Foundation for Africa envisages an Africa where people are empowered to lead healthy
and self-sustaining lives

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Better Clinical Pathways

We also fund training projects for health and community workers. Our aim is to encourage the creativity, passion
and talent of local people to help them achieve their own development goals.

WELCOME

The Chalker Foundation supports health and community programmes in Africa. We focus on the creation of strategic partnerships between businesses and charities. These partnerships are committed to using their combined skills, expertise and funds towards empowering African communities. We also fund training projects for health and community workers. Our aim is to encourage the creativity, passion and talent of local people to help them achieve their own development goals.

Our Mission is to achieve positive and sustainable health outcomes for all people in sub-Saharan Africa by working in partnership with organisations that invest in the training of health workers and developing local knowledge and skills in the community.

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Lynda Chalker established the Chalker Foundation for Africa in response to the need to develop and support medical knowledge and training on the African continent.  The work of the Foundation is underpinned by the financial and in-kind support of Africa Matters Limited, the African business development advisory group that she founded in 1997.

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RECENT NEWS

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23
JUN
2016

Training girls in Malawi to be football coaches and educate the community about HIV

TackleAfrica informs, supports and challenges young Africans to make safer decisions, limiting the impact of HIV in their communities. The charity trains and supports African...
23
FEB
2016

Bridge2Aid

There is a desperate need to tackle oral disease, infection and chronic pain in communities throughout Africa – to enable them to work, attend school and care for the...
23
FEB
2016

World Child Cancer

Wilms’ tumour is a relatively common and treatable kidney tumour in children, with survival rates in high income countries of around 85%. However, survival in low income...
23
FEB
2016

Transform Africa

Transmission of HIV from a mother to her child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, called mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), remains one of the most frequent...

OUR IMPACT

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09
DEC
2015

Community Health Worker Training

In 2008 we supported the AMREF community-based malaria control project in Mtwara, Tanzania called ‘Pambana Na Malaria’ which means ‘tackling malaria together’. A total of...
09
DEC
2015

Maternity Training in Ghana – G.A.S. Partnership

We have awarded a three-year (2011-2013) grant for the funding the training of midwives in the Upper East Region (UER) of Ghana through the G.A.S. Partnership.  This is a...
09
DEC
2015

Ward Aide Training

In 2009, the Chalker Foundation supported the development of the AfriKids Medical Centre (AMC) in Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana by funding the training of eight Ward Aides.  The...