Christian Health Association of Lesotho

CHAL on the ground

CHAL OPENED INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU) MALUTI ADVENTIST HOSPITAL THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF STANDARD LESOTHO BANK

In an effort to manage Covid-19, CHAL has opened a new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Maluti Adventist Hospital through the support of Standard Lesotho Bank. The medical equipment provided for the establishment of this ICU include 2 ventilators, 2 suction machines, 4 ambu bags, 4 ambu bags paeds, 36 endotracheal tubes, 2 glucometers and stripes, 2 examination lambs, 8 oxygen masks re-breather, 4 oxygen masks paediatrics and 4 oxygen masks adults. The ICU is made of 2 beds. This medical equipment worth M1,2 million.


Maluti Adventist Hospital was selected for establishment of this ICU mainly because Berea has been selected as a district for Covid-19 Management by Ministry of Health through Berea Hospital and therefore Maluti Adventist will be able to relief Berea Hospital for Covid-19 patients since it is also based in Berea district.


Standard Lesotho Bank not only supported the establishment of the ICU but also provided CHAL with thermometers and antiseptic soap which will benefit all the facilities of CHAL. Patients coming for health services will be screened for Covid-19 before they receive any other service.

Brother’s Brother Foundation donates CHAL with medical supplies and equipment

Brother’s Brother Foundation is an international charity and has served over 149 countries since its foundation in 1958, providing medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, educational materials, and other humanitarian equipment to people in need around the world. Brother’s Brother Foundation promotes international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.

CHAL has benefited greatly from this foundation and all its 8 hospitals and 71 health centres were able to receive the donated medical supplies and equipment. These medical supplies included catheters, masks, gauze sponges, wound dressings, electrodes, gowns, needles, stethoscopes, resuscitators, syringes, oxygen tubes, utility bowls, surgical gloves, towels, medical carts, chairs, electric hospital beds, storage bins, walkers, bedside commodes etc.


St. Leonard health centre receives labour and maternity equipment from Ministry Of Health

Over the years, St. Leonard Health Centre has been one of the health facilities that has not experienced maternal death and in 2017 it was one of the facilities that was recognised and awarded for their dedication and outstanding work for conducting deliveries by The Ministry of Health. Hence, the reason why this year, Ministry of Health has provided them with equipment for the new labour and maternity ward. St. Leonard HC has converted the old clinic building into this labour and maternity ward, which has been named after the former Nurse in Charge, Sister Agnes Makhele for her dedication, hard work and long service to St. Leonard Health Centre.


The equipment St. Leonard received included, one infant warmer, three weighing scales, three examination couches, three examination lights, patient monitor, oxygen concentrator, infant incubator, two patient structure trollies, two examination trollies, two mayo tables, wheel chair, non-floating, floating, two analog BP operators stand type, suturing pack and fifty kidney dishes. These equipment has been donated to Ministry of Health by the Government of India, to assist Lesotho to improve healthcare services.

St. Theresa Health Centre, Bela-Bela hosted a Farewell Ceremony for Retiring Village Health Workers

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CHAL NTI operates 4 nursing institutions, namely: Scott College of Nursing, Paray School of Nursing, Roma College of Nursing and Maluti Adventist College. Each year these institutions enrol students in diploma and certificate programs for nursing. Paray School of Nursing and Scott College of Nursing offer three nursing programs; Certificate in Nursing assistance, Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, while Roma College of Nursing and Maluti Adventist College offer only two programs; Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery. This year, 66 graduates received their certificates in Nursing Assistant program, 189 in Diploma in General Nursing and 157 in Diploma in Midwifery.

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CHAL Nurses Training Institutions Graduations 2019

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CHAL NTI operates 4 nursing institutions, namely: Scott College of Nursing, Paray School of Nursing, Roma College of Nursing and Maluti Adventist College. Each year these institutions enrol students in diploma and certificate programs for nursing. Paray School of Nursing and Scott College of Nursing offer three nursing programs; Certificate in Nursing assistance, Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, while Roma College of Nursing and Maluti Adventist College offer only two programs; Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery. This year, 66 graduates received their certificates in Nursing Assistant program, 189 in Diploma in General Nursing and 157 in Diploma in Midwifery.

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Monthly Trainings for village health workers

Maluti Hospital has embarked on monthly trainings for Village Health Workers to ensure that they provide proper health services to their communities. This month of October, the training focused on AMR (Antimicrobial resistance) preventive strategies that can be done at community level with main focus on TB, HIV, HPV and gastroenteritis in children under the age of 5 years. Preventative strategies discussed were those that will not incur any costs to implement in everyday life and these activities include:

PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES:

  1. TB
  2. Proper ventilation to allow circulation of air, hand hygiene, active screening, less infectious method of coughing and TB treatment for confirmed cases and prophylaxis for eligible latent infection.

  3. HIV Services
  4. Abstinence, condom use, ART, PreP, ART, protective clothing and hand hygiene.

  5. HPV
  6. Use of condoms, hand hygiene, screening, treatment for confirmed cases, protective clothing.

  7. AGE
  8. use of clean water and proper sanitation, hand hygiene, immunization and deworming, isolation of cases and treatment.

ACTIVITIES WHICH CAN BE IMPLEMENTED:

  1. Use of clean water
  2. Hand wash
  3. Use of protective clothing
  4. Care for environment
  5. Prevention of sexual transmitted diseases

HARVEST FM Health Expo

Doctors from Lesotho Medical Association providing health services at the health Expo, Qoaling
Each year Harvest FM celebrates the birthday of its Managing Director by hosting CSR event to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Lesotho. This year, Harvest FM hosted health expo to extend health services to factory workers and CHAL was represented by Loretto HC, Scott & St. Joseph's Hospitals.The health services provided included diabetes, hypertension and vaccination for children under the age of 5 years. This event was hosted at Qoaling, Maseru on the 18th August 2019.