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CHASE Africa News

CHASE Africa joins the Thriving Together campaign

The Thriving Together campaign recognises that family planning is critically important not only for women and girls but also for the environmentToday, CHASE Africa joins over 150 other leading environmental and reproductive health organisations to pledge support for a first-of-its-kind campaign: Thriving Together. Organisations that have signed up to the Thriving Together campaign form a diverse global alliance united by [...]

July 10th, 2019|

CHASE Africa Partner Conference

This June, we held a 3-day meeting with nine of our Kenyan partners near Nakuru, Kenya. The objective was to share learning across our Family Planning and Tree Planting Programmes and agree on ways forward to strengthen both the capacity of our partner organisations and the impact and effectiveness of our interventions. Given that we mostly work through small [...]

July 3rd, 2019|

Back Pack Outreach

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 [...]

October 25th, 2017|

MKT – The work continues

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 [...]

September 18th, 2017|

News from Community Health Volunteers (CHV)

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 [...]

August 23rd, 2017|

News from Mount Kenya Trust

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 [...]

August 9th, 2017|

Annual Report for 2016

2016 was a very exciting year. Our income grew by over 60% enabling us to expand our work in Kenya and to start our first project in Uganda. We have always wanted to expand our work into neighbouring countries, many of which have population growth rates higher than that of Kenya. There are many excellent NGOs working to give [...]

May 10th, 2017|

Working for the future in Kenya’s National Parks and Reserves

Throughout Kenya there are areas that have been designated as national parks and reserves, areas under threat that need to be preserved for future generations. Through our partners, CHASE Africa is working in two of these vitally important areas – the Mount Kenya National Park and Kakamega Forest National Reserve. Both areas face the consequences of Kenya’s fast population growth [...]

April 7th, 2017|

The gift of choice

Anne, our ‘back-pack’ nurse, met Linnet in the Likii slums of Nanyuki town in Laikipia County. Linnet is 26 years old and has twin sons, Solomon and Moses, and a daughter, Stacy, with her husband David. She has been using the 3 month injection method of contraception protection for 9 years since she learnt about family planning from a doctor [...]

March 8th, 2017|

Meeting with David Warburton MP

On Friday 3rd March Robin Witt and Henry Pomeroy from CHASE Africa, Tim Wainwright from ADD, and Caroline Pomeroy from Climate Stewards met with the local MP, David Warburton, to discuss the UK Government’s stance on international aid. David agreed to push hard to keep the UK Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid, which is currently [...]

March 8th, 2017|