Christian Health Association Sierra Leone

Meeting with BFTW High Power delegation to CHASL Secretariat in Freetown Sierra Leone.

The Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone hosted a high powered delegation from Bread for the World (BFTW) Germany at the Secretariat Hall on the 10th of January at 2pm. The team from BFTW comprised of The CEO and head of Mission-African Director Rev. Dr.  Dagma Pruin, Dr. Nadya Berner and Dr Uta Bracken – Regional Head West Africa Desk. Bread for the World Germany has been a long-standing partner and major donor of CHASL.

In a meeting with the CHASL Executive Council and Secretariat staff the team warmly welcomed the delegation and did a PowerPoint presentation taking them through an overview of CHASL- vison, core mandate, spread as well as BFTW support since 2017 to date and the impact created

Statements expressing appreciation to BFTW and request to support plans moving forward especially the Drug supply unit were made by the Executive Council representative and Senior Management team of CHASL.

Discussion centered around the progress CHASL had made since 2017 during the restructuring phase of the” new CHASL”, the advocacy drives especially with the Ministry of Health which has culminated in the signing of an MOU between CHASL on behalf of its member health facilities and MOHS, monitoring and evaluation and quality assurances roles of CHASL. The delegation was generally impressed and pleased with these inroads made and the success achieved. The team was also interested to know about the Covid vaccination coverage and uptake as well as views of the populace around the Covid vaccine.

A tour of the nearby Methodist Church Community CHASL member Health facility was done looking at the operations of the model incinerator for improved waste disposal which was a project supported by BFTW.

The visit was climaxed with exchange of gifts from both parties and group photographs.

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