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23
FEB
2016

Tackling Oral Disease and Infection in Rural Tanzania

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 families. Bridge2Aid is a UK-registered charity, which is supported by the UK dental industry and profession and...
23
FEB
2016

Increasing Survival Rates for Children Effected by Wilms’ Tumour in Malawi

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 countries is much lower with survival rates of around 10 – 35%. But it is a tumour highly responsive to...
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 modes of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. Six percent of pregnant women receiving antenatal care in...
09
DEC
2015

Virtual Doctors: Connecting rural health doctors through telemedicine

In the beginning of 2013, we supported Virtual Doctor Project which is an innovative venture that supplies telemedicine technology to provide distant diagnosis to rural clinics in Africa.By enabling remote access to the skills and experienced doctors around the world via the...
09
DEC
2015

Chalker Foundation Partnership with MSF: Ebola Crisis Response

It is almost 6 months now since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency as more than 2,100 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this year. Early thiis month, the WHO...
09
DEC
2015

Foundation working with Traditional Birth Attendants in reducing HIV transmission in Uganda

In 2012, 6 percent of expectant mothers in Uganda were estimated to be living with HIV (Ministry of Health, 2012). This translated to 88,000 pregnant women whose babies were at risk of acquiring HIV. Uganda’s strategy of eliminating mother to child transmission is emphasising the...
09
DEC
2015

Ophthalmology – Multimedia Guide ‘reaching out to health workers in Africa’

We are supporting the development of a new multimedia training resource to meet the need for high quality ophthalmic training materials.  The aim of this unique project is to improve the quality of care for eye problems worldwide, with an initial focus on Africa.  The development...
09
DEC
2015

mHealth Project: grant awarded by the Indigo Trust to the SHM Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the Chalker Foundation has helped the SHM Foundation to secure funding for Project Kopano.  They have been awarded a grant of £15,000 by the Indigo Trust  to whom we recommended the SHM Foundation on the basis that Project Kopano was just the type...
09
DEC
2015

Chalker Foundation supports the Khuluma Project for HIV positive adolescents in South Africa

Thanks to the donation from Africa Matters Ltd, the ChalkerFoundation has been supporting an innovative and high impact initiative in Pretoria, South Africa, that uses group cell phone chats to give adolescents the space where they can chat about everything from the HIV...
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 11,000 mosquito nets were distributed to women and children in Mtwara. Formal health workers have been...
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