In 2006, Sadate was 10 years old. Despite being an extremely sick child, he had never received modern medical treatment. Then we helped train a Community Health Worker in Sadate’s village. She accompanied Sadate to take a free HIV test. He tested positive and was admitted to the hospital weighing only 20 pounds. Sadate began free antiretroviral therapy and in one month was discharged from the hospital.
His Community Health Worker followed Sadate at home. In one year his weight doubled. He started school and ran for the first time in his life. Today he is a successful student and a young community leader. His Community Health Worker is considered a hero by her community.
We improve access to quality healthcare through strong partnerships and rigorous evaluation.
Partnership is one of Hope Through Health’s core operating principles. Hope Through Health establishes long-term partnerships with governments and communities in which all parties have an equal voice. Hope Through Health also partners with like-minded organizations and individuals in the field of global health delivery to adapt best practices for implementation in Togo.
Removing the barriers to accessing high quality health care is a core operating principle of Hope Through Health. Hope Through Health relies on a network of Community Health Workers, local community members recruited, trained and paid by Hope Through Health, to provide home-based care and support to patients. In a country where 7 out of 10 people do not have access to public health care, Community Health Workers break down geographic and financial access barriers and rebuild the community’s trust in the public health care system.
Hope Through Health believes that a strong national health care system is key to the long-term health and economic success of any nation. Hope Through Health works within public health centers to strengthen core management system that improve the provision of health care services. By providing training and mentoring in clinical care, as well as finance, operations and human resource systems management, Hope Through Health staff build the capacity of public sector staff to efficiently and effectively deliver quality health care.
Hope Through Health rigorously collects, monitors and evaluates key data to inform continuous quality improvement. Hope Through Health employs a reporting dashboard and feedback loop process to facilitate timely review and discussion. More than 50 direct service providers collect data, which is compiled by a Togo-based Director. The trends and patterns are discussed monthly by all staff. Quarterly dashboards are prepared and shared with US-based staff and partners. New technology projects are in development to improve the efficiency of monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement practices.
To learn more about our work please read our 2016 Annual Report.