Christian Health Association of Lesotho

CHAL on the ground

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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Inter CHAL Games 2019

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This year the Inter CHAL Games were hosted by Seboche Mission Hospital, Botha-Bothe. Six of eight CHAL hospitals participated in this games and were: Paray Hospital, Seboche Hospital, ‘Mamohau Hospital, Tebellong Hospital, Scott Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. These hospitals competed in athletics, netball, volleyball, soccer and pool. Tebellong Hospital tookthe trophy in ladies’ athletics, while Seboche hospital was the second runner up and Paray Hospital the third. For men’s athletics St. Joseph’s Hospital came first, Seboche hospital took the second position and Paray Hospital came third. For netball, Paray Hospital took the trophy, while Tebellong Hospital took the second position and St. Joseph’s Hospital came the third. For volleyball games, St. Joseph’s Hospital won all the matches taking the first position, then Seboche with the second position while ‘Mamohau and Tebellong was a tie for third position. St. Joseph’s Hospital won the trophy for soccer, Paray Hospital took the second place, while Tebellong and Scott was a tie for third position. Seboche Hospital won pool games taking the first position, Tebellong Hospital took the second position and Paray Hospital came third. The overall winner was Paray Hospital and Seboche was awarded a host ward as a token of appreciation for hosting the games.

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.

Initiates receives HIV services

St. Leonard Health Centre presented awards to the 5 leaders of the initiation schools (Bo- Ramephato) for their role in the fight against HIV. 284 initiates received HTS 2 months before going to the Initiation School and those found positive were initiated into ART. Additionally, screening services for prostate cancer, hypertension and diabetes were provided. During the lengths of the initiation schools, St. Leonard Health Centre staff visited the initiation school for continued care and support to initiates.