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Mid-pandemic, rural women embrace the privacy of door-to-door family planning advice

February 15th, 2021|

More interest by women in family planning is the surprising result of Covid-19 for CHASE Africa, as the charity reports that women are increasingly keen on the  more private, personal, door-to-door family planning services necessitated by the pandemic. When Covid-19 restrictions prevented CHASE Africa and its partners hosting large gatherings at community day clinics, we continued private, door-to-door [...]

Dads’ Discussions: how men in rural Africa are learning to talk about ‘women’s matters’

January 11th, 2021|

CHASE Africa is working with men in rural Kenya and Uganda to change the conversation around family planning, encouraging them to support their wives in choosing the number and spacing of their children   Men from rural communities in Kenya and Uganda often hold deep-rooted cultural beliefs about the number of children they should have – [...]

Transform a woman’s life with the Big Give

November 30th, 2020|

Modern Maasai couples – and working mums – are choosing smaller, better educated families Couples in rural areas of southern Kenya are bucking ancient Maasai tradition, which dictates that a big family is a status symbol, and choosing to have smaller families. The change comes as community projects run by CHASE Africa and [...]

More than a million …

October 5th, 2020|

Last month, we reached a fantastic milestone in our history. CHASE Africa and our local partner organisations have now delivered over one million healthcare and family planning services across East Africa, improving the lives of rural families who often face insurmountable barriers to leading healthy lives. This has only been made possible with the support of many generous [...]

Help us with our marketing and communications!

September 28th, 2020|

Could you help us reach more people via digital channels through engaging storytelling? CHASE Africa is looking for short-term support to increase our online presence and engage existing and new supporters in our work. If this could be you, download the full details below and send us your CV and cover letter by October 7th. Download the recruitment pack [...]

New project launches supported by UK’s Department for International Development

November 20th, 2019|

We are delighted to have received funding through the UK's Department of International Development (DFID) for the first time. The two year project will support our work with partner Community Health Volunteers to: •   Deliver basic health and family planning services to poor rural communities in western Kenya. •   Help address the unmet need for family planning in Kenya [...]

Back Pack Outreach

October 25th, 2017|

Based on a grant from CHASE, our partner Communities Health Africa Trust (CHAT) have visited 45 communities in eight counties around Mount Kenya bringing family planning services and advice to areas in great need of their service. Over 7,000 people were reached over the two months of the outreach. CHAT work with grass roots mobilisers who reach out to their [...]

MKT – The work continues

September 18th, 2017|

We have received more news from our partner, Mount Kenya Trust. “Supplies of family planning commodities are getting harder to source as the year continues. Ministry of Health hospitals have dwindling supplies and almost all short-term contraceptives are impossible to find. We are working hard with partners and the government to deal with the shortages. During the month a total [...]

News from Community Health Volunteers (CHV)

August 23rd, 2017|

We’ve had news from Gabriel Musundi, founder and CEO of Community Health Volunteers – CHASE Africa’s partner based in Kakamega, western Kenya. There is an ongoing nurses’ strike in Kenya over pay and conditions that is affecting health services across the country. The current iteration of the strike began at the beginning of June, though there have been strikes going [...]

News from Mount Kenya Trust

August 9th, 2017|

We have recently received news from our partner, Mount Kenya Trus (MKT) of their recent mobile clinics in Embu County. Below are two stories gathered by MKT about their work. Rebecca When the Community Health Service Programme was started in Embu County, Rebecca, a 26 year old mother of three, was among the beneficiaries of the family planning programme. Rebeccas [...]