About CANADIAN FRIENDS OF ANIQUEM HEALTH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Typically ANIQUEM patients are very poor – CAFA programmes provide support Including:
CAFA transport program provides transport (bus fare and meal) for patient and caregiver to come to clinic on regular basis without which many patients could not afford to visit the clinic at all
CAFA Recreation program provides 3-day camps for up to 50 burn survivors providing friendly camp surroundings where the children can relax, socialize 'and just be kids'. This is an important event in their psychological recovery.
CAFA has a scholarship program to help keep burn survivors in school. Often scarring can cause stigmatization or bullying and when coupled with poverty that limits purchase of necessary supplies the kids do not want to go to school. CAFA supports kids through post secondary education. None of these students would be in school without CAFA support.
CAFA capacity building supports local or international specialised training to improve skills of staff
CAFA Social Services provides for emergency food supplies.
The CAFA goals to assist burn survivors are:
- the development of public health in developing nations on prevention of, and rehabilitation measures for accidents or incidents of burning, particularly among children
- assisting children who are victims of burns by supporting agencies including but not limited to ANIQUEM
- assisting in medical treatment of persons in need by providing support in such areas as surgical and transportation