The Center for Community HealthCare, Research & Development``FREE HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES’ DWELLERS``
The Center for Community HealthCare, Research and Development (CCHRAD), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the main aim of providing healthcare and enabling easy access to people living at the grassroots by implementing community-based health projects relating to HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Maternal/child health, Mental health care and other non-communicable diseases that are common among low-income community dwellers such as those leaving in the hard-to-reach settlements, villages, ophanages and slums.
The vision of the center is to foster healthier communities through evidence-based community health interventions which would contribute to economic growth and social development.
The mission is to work with forces of positive change to create health care access to low-income communities through volunteering, advocacy, collaboration, networking, community mobilization and participation for sustainable development.
- Commitment to innovation and excellence
- Creating and sustain a healthy environment and community
- Respect for culture and people
- Service to people at the grassroots
- Community Mobilization and Participation
The aims and objectives of the center
- To implement community-based health projects relating to HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Cancer, Maternal/Child health, Mental health care and other non-communicable diseases among low-income community-dwellers.
- To conduct and support evidenced-based/operations research to scale up community proven strategies and best practices to achieve wider health impact in other communities across the nation/region.
- To create access to healthcare for community dwellers by strengthening the primary health care systems as a contribution to economic growth and nation/regional development.
- To support and sponsor community-based developmental projects using locally available resources and appropriate technologies.
- To establish research, academic, grant collaborations between institutions locally and abroad to promote evidence-based and innovative community healthcare interventions.