St. Albert’s Outreach and Education Programs
Community Home-Based Care
The St. Albert’s Home-Based Care (CHBC) team includes a nurse, a social worker or counselor and a driver. The team provides follow-up care and check-ups on chronically ill people coping with cancer, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions. They also check on struggling elderly households, child-headed households and orphans whose school fees are sponsored by well-wishers and by CAFOD.
When the team arrives in a village, it is directed to those in need by local volunteers who are trained by the hospital as community health workers.
The CHBC team also presents community education programs on a variety of topics including:
Cancer Prevention Outreach
The St. Albert’s Cancer Prevention team presents cervical-cancer screening and cancer prevention education to 11 distant rural health centers that are affiliated with St. Albert’s. This effort also brings cervical-cancer screening to women in remote areas who cannot afford or are unable to travel to St. Albert’s for screening.
Sekuru Sande Drop-In Centre
This is a separate house, in memory of Sekuru Sande. It is located near the hospital and offers temporary accommodation of abused children while police investigations are in progress until court verdict.
Adolescent boys and girls go voluntarily to seek counseling and assistance by a social worker any time, with emphasis on child rights as a way to reduce child abuses.
Also located near the hospital, the Safe House offers a secure, friendly, compassionate place where adolescent boys and girls go voluntarily to seek counseling and assistance by a social worker any time. The emphasis is on child rights as a way to reduce child abuse.