Christian Health Association of Lesotho

CHAL on the ground

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

Mosite Health Centre Hosts Sports Tournament

Mosite Health Centre has embarked on a campaign to encourage youth to test for HIV and TB and reduce teenage pregnancy through sports. The event was hosted on the Independence Day, where local teams in the catchment area participated for netball and soccer. The clinic is currently providing healthcare services to 26 villages. 128 people tested for HIV and TB screening, 55 males and 73 females at this campaign. This was the second time Mosite Health Centre hosted this kind of tournament for the youth to encourage them to test for HIV and screen for TB. The local Counsellor supported this tournament with two soccer balls and water.

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.

Motsekuoa Health Centre opened the new waiting mothers' lodge

Deputy Minister of Health, Mrs. ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli opened the new waiting mothers’ lodge, Motsekuoa Health Centre, Mafeteng. This new development will accommodate expecting mothers from villages far from the health centre and areas around Mafeteng. The waiting mothers lodge will accommodate at least 13 people. Community health workers were also awarded certificates for the good jobs they are doing for the community; at this event. Best performing staff members of the facility were also recognised and awarded certificates for good performance. The three expecting mothers who were already benefiting from this new building were also given presents.

Maputsoe SDA officially opens a new ART Building supported
by AHF

Minister of Health, Honourable Nkaku Kabi at opening of the new ART Building, Maputsoe SDA
Maputsoe SDA officially opens a new ART Building supported by AHF
AHF is partnering with CHAL in the delivery of comprehensive HIV services in the seven selected health centres. Through this partnership and based on the huge number of ART patients in Maputsoe SDA HC, AHF donated a fully-furnished ART buiding with medical equipment and the relevant human resources.

The Embassy of Japan has donated CHAL

Deputy Minister of Health, Mrs. ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli and Minister Counselor, Mr. Shuichiro Kawaguchi of the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria

The Embassy of Japan has donated CHAL an ambulance which was handed over to Maluti Adventist Hospital; which is one of the eight hospitals operated by CHAL. Deputy Minister of Health, Mrs. ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli and Minister Counselor, Mr. Shuichiro Kawaguchi of the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria were present at this event.

His Majesty honoured Dr. Mpolai Moteetee

Dr. Mpolai Moteetee received a prestigious Award of the Officer of the Most Meritorious Order of Mohlomi from His Majesty King Letsie III for her contribution in the Lesotho’s Health Sector and abroad. As part of marking his 56th birthday, His Majesty King Letsie III, presented awards and medals to 542 members of the disciplined forces and civilians and Dr Moteetee was honoured for her service and contribution in the healthcare for the Government of Lesotho and Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL) and for the establishment of the National AIDS Commission (NAC).

CHAL joins the Nation in rejoicing with her for this lifetime achievement and expresses sincere gratitude for her outstanding stewardship and selfless contribution in building an iconic public health system with integral principles of social justice, universal coverage and equity.