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Who we are

Community Healthcare Initiative is a registered non-governmental organization founded 2014 in Liberia. CHI
prime mandate is to strengthen and promote healthcare, social services, women’s Rights; child rights especially girls
including persons living with disability  and sexual minorities in Liberia.

CHI in the News

Activist Receives Human Rights Awards from Harvard University Affiliate

iberian feminist, Naomi Tulay-Solanke has received the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award from a program affiliated with Harvard University. Tulay-Solanke was presented the award at a ceremony recently held on November 10 in Orvieto, Italy before the assembly of more than 60 international participants attending the Harvard Global Mental Health:…

February 24, 2020
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Reusable Sanitary Pads Promote Retention of Girls in Schools

 A taboo associated with discussing the female menstrual cycle is stigmatizing adolescent girls, and in some instances, leading them to stay away from school during their menstrual cycle. The non-profit organization Community Healthcare Initiative says these girls’ fear of stigmatization in case of an accident during the school day is leading them to miss school….

February 24, 2020
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Local NGO Educates Islamic Women on Family Planning and Menstrual Hygiene Management

Monrovia – A local NGO has attempted to break the barrier to tutor Islamic women on two topics that are not usually discussed within the Islamic religion. Even in the larger Liberian society, Family Planning and Menstruation  Hygiene Management are things that are less talked about publically.  However, Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI) is now taking the…

February 24, 2020
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What We Do

Healthcare Services

Considering the poor healthcare services in Liberia resulting in the increase in child morbidity and mortality, In 2014, a group of conscientious young women came together under the supervision and leadership of Mrs. Naomi T. Solanke to identify health needs for women and children and to recommend improved healthcare services for vulnerable women and children, reduce child mortality, to create awareness and sensitize people on the prevention of diseases in market places, hard to reach communities and amongst slum dwellers. Based on these backdrops, the establishment of Community Healthcare Initiative came into being. The first activity embarked on by CHI was a community outreach medical service in market places which includes: Red-light, Gobar-chop, Paynesville-LBS market and Joe Bar market, where mothers and children were given free medical attention and also some free gifts.

Vocational Skills Trainings

As part of its efforts to promote sustainable community development, CHI offers a variety of activities with emphasis on a specific skill-training program to youth (especially girls who dropped out of school due to financial reasons of being unable to purchase female sanitary pad). The below training program is currently offered

Tailoring (Production of locally made reusable sanitary pads)
CHI tailoring program provides basic skills to school going girls as to how they can locally produce reusable sanitary pad. The production of the female sanitary pad will help school girls produce them on their own so they can continue education during menstrual period. Promoting girls retention in school.

Human Rights/Child Protection

CHI works to ensure that children and youth across the globe are able to realize their human rights and that children’s rights practitioners, development workers, social workers, youth workers, legal professionals, law enforcement and policy makers have the knowledge and skills they need to promote and protect children’s human rights.

Students are at their most vulnerable when the unexpected happens. With the compassion and expertise of Community Healthcare Initiative and support from ActionAid Liberia, CHI were able to establish health clubs in targeted schools in rural Liberia to educate students about their rights to health and education and the importance of preparedness, good hygiene practices and preventive measures and also provided them with innovative and engaging tools so they can be promoters of human rights and good Water Sanitation and hygiene practice in their schools, homes and communities.

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

CHI conflict resolution and peace building is done through active and collaborative engagement in resolving conflict in the communities we serve.

We believe in the abiding peace-building and conflict resolution principles of democracy, consent, ‘an inclusive negotiation process’ and ‘a non-violent approach’. We want to help bring together groups from within and across divided societies, including towns and districts, religious and faith based groups and other community representatives; to promote trust and understanding through dialogue and build a sustainable peace as a means of resolving conflict at all levels.

Humanitarian Emergency Assistance

From natural events to disease outbreak throughout the year, CHI was there to provide communities and schools with the help and support they needed. As “Ebola” in history hit West Africa, and has caused significant loss of life in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It has caused significant mortality, with reported case fatality rates of up to 70% and specifically 57–59% among hospitalized patients. The outbreaks of the Ebola virus expose the weak health system of Liberia which brought the incredible outpouring of support from development partners and civil society groups such as preventive measures and supplies to reduce its kind hands washing stand. The hand washing stand is in support of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education Safety Protocols for back to school students. The hand washing stand allows 8 students at a time to wash their hand before entering classes or after the use of the rest room. In order to manage and take responsibility of the hand washing stand, an intensive training n Infection Prevention and Control was conducted in target beneficiaries’ areas. The training in IPC brought together the establishment of committees namely: Safety Committee – this Committee was trained on the referral Pathway between the school and the health facilities, the basic hygiene methods which includes: cleaning of environment, respiratory safety and EVD management. They were also trained on how to properly wear and remove the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ensure that at all times there are water and soap available at the washing hands stations at the schools. They are to work directly with the PTAs and County Health Team when a student falls sick during school hours.

Training in Good Governance & Leadership

We give training to the growing demands for NGOs, Private Sector and Government Institutions as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strengthen their governance and leadership practices.