CACHA is a humanitarian and development organization that seeks to improve population health and provide HIV and other care and education to remote African communities. We accomplish this through the provision of adequate resources based on the determinants of health that include: childhood education, water and sanitation, women's rights, income security, housing and nutrition. We provide materials, infrastructure, and the exchange of skill development in order to create a positive outcome on health in supported regions of operation. We seek to engage in strategic partnerships and build programs to ensure sustainability, transparency and accountability. At the Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance we are proud to offer missions of an exceptional quality. We strive to make these missions a real success - for you and for the partner organizations that we work in Africa. Since its inception in 2001, CACHA and its volunteers have treated over 235,000 patients, clinically trained and equipped hospitals, community centres and schools to perform work and services that improve the life in these communities. CACHA medical missions are designed to provide free healthcare services and treatments to rural communities and infrastructure missions include activities such as school construction, hospital improvement, electrical, water and/or solar and computer network systems. Our success is attributed to the generosity and participation of nearly 2,300 volunteers who have contributed to more than 100 missions in African countries where CACHA has been operating for 13 years and partnerships with local organizations and communities. Our participants have returned with a deep sense of accomplishment and a unique life experience. The success of CACHA’s missions is due to many reasons: gaining experience in a developing country; contribution to CACHA endeavor; flexibility; enriching life experience; cultural immersion and sharing; and support and security.
About CANADA-AFRICA COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE (CACHA)
Our humanitarian and development organization offers basic health care to isolated African villages, participates in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and contributes to the training of human resources both in Canada and in the host countries of Benin, Tanzania and Uganda.