It is an exciting time to participate in GHAP! We’re so very proud of our skilled volunteers and the ways they are helping our partners build capacity for sustainable, thriving Lutheran health care systems! Here are some highlights from the first quarter of 2018:
CAMEROON: Steve Laible just returned from Cameroon with good news of continued improvements in transparency and financial administration of the Lutheran Health Care System (OSEELC), plus developments in by laws progress on their strategic plans.
SOUTH SUDAN: In South Sudan the GHAP consultant team of Magdeline Aagard and Peter Getts were in Juba during Jan/Feb 2018 to assist the administrator of a new Lutheran clinic to define procedures and administration goals relative to materials management, staff and finance. GHM is also collaborating in South Sudan with the Fistula Foundation and the ELCA for an obstetric fistula outreach camp this summer, designed to train local doctors in the procedure.
MADAGASCAR: In March, Nesa Joseph and Elizabeth George are back on the ground in Madagascar continuing a GHAP consultation with the CEO of the national Lutheran Health Care system (SALFA). This visit to Madagascar will include an opportunity to review a 4 year audit of SALFA recently completed with a grant from GHM.