We just received a gift of 5 million medical-grade adult and paediatric masks from a local partner in Canada!
When the staff at CANADAMASQ heard about the children Hope and Healing International serves — kids who are struggling to survive disabling conditions while living in profound poverty — they decided to pivot their operations and make 5 million masks to donate to Hope and Healing’s African partners. That’s a value of $7 million!
Here’s a list of partners who will receive masks, thanks to you!
Nkhoma Hospital Paediatric Eye Unit, Malawi
Nkhoma Hospital functions as a District Hospital with responsibilities for the preventive and curative health care of a rural, underserved population. The 250-bed hospital provides broad outpatient and inpatient services in surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and adult medicine. Nkhoma’s Paediatric Eye Unit provides sight-protecting eye care and sight-giving eye surgeries for hundreds of children each year.
Church Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), Zambia
CHAZ is the largest non-government health provider in Zambia, with 151 member health institutions from both Catholic and Protestant denominations. The majority of these health institutions are based in rural, poverty areas. Together, these members account for over 50% of the country’s formal healthcare in rural areas and roughly 35% of healthcare nationally.
The Luke Commission (TLC), Eswatini
TLC provides 40 medical services at mobile hospital outreaches as part of a comprehensive healthcare platform. This patient-centred model seeks to destigmatize delivery of HIV/AIDS care, as well as provide disability-preventing healthcare, vision care, eyeglasses, hearing screening and other services. TLC also operates a fixed site “Miracle Campus” where they perform eye surgeries and other emergency care.
Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS), Cameroon
CBCHS is a non-profit, faith-based healthcare organization that offers holistic care to all as an expression of Christian love. Their team of almost 5,000 employees – Specialists, Doctors, Nurses, Administrators, Social Workers and other Support Staff – respond to the health needs of people in both urban and rural underserved communities daily.