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CHEEERS: Developing Healthcare Together

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CHEEERS: Developing Healthcare Together (DHT) is an Irish professional volunteer multidisciplinary sending charity (RCN: 20153335).

CHEEERS: DHT is an entirely voluntary organisation, the board and all management are volunteers and the trips are self-funded by the professional volunteers. All funds raised go directly to provision of resources, and the education and training of patients, carers and professionals in Uganda

CHEEERS stands for:
  • Community
  • Healthcare
  • Empowering
  • Education
  • Experiences
  • Relationships and
  • Support
CHEEERS: Developing Healthcare Together works together with developing communities to improve healthcare services and to promote education and training of healthcare professionals. It was established in 2015 by a group of Irish healthcare professionals who have volunteered at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda and within the local community since 2005.

Our Vision For Change

We believe that for healthcare to develop, local healthcare professionals must be empowered to develop their own services to benefit their patients and communities.

We want to strive to empower educational experiences and foster sustainable healthcare developments through community partnerships.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to contribute to the relief of poverty, advancement of education and benefit communities in the developing world, through partnership of medical and allied health professionals with local stakeholders.

    We achieve our mission and vision by creating a platform between motivated professional healthcare volunteers, keen to share their skills, time and expertise and local partners in developing communities seeking our support. Our work is made possible by those who contribute generously to our organisation.​


    CHEEERS: DHT was founded by Stuart Garrett, Mark McGowan and Dr. Roisin Plunkett, with the aim of bringing together a group of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to collaborate with staff in a hospital in Southwest Uganda. Initially, the group was made up of Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists and a Registrar in Psychiatry. This has since expanded to include Speech and Language Therapists, Pharmacists and Accountants.  Volunteers with CHEEERS: DHT work collaboratively with local staff to develop a number of goals aligned with the hospital’s strategic objectives. These goals are developed through regular contact between stakeholders, and then addressed directly through education and provision of resources during an annual trip to Uganda. CHEEERS: DHT is an entirely voluntary organisation, the board and all management are volunteers and the trips are self-funded by the professional volunteers. All funds raised go directly to provision of resources, and the education and training of patients, carers and professionals in Uganda.

    To date there have been 4 successful projects between CHEEERS: DHT and Kisiizi Hospital in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Over €68,000 has been raised and 43 volunteers have been recruited, trained and travelled to work in Uganda. Kisiizi Hospital and CHEEERS: DHT have been working collaboratively to provide ongoing support, resources and education to deliver evidenced-based, best practice care to patients, families and community members in Kisiizi. CHEEERS: DHT endeavours to support staff at Kisiizi Hospital and the wider community by providing resources and educational material in key areas highlighted specifically for development by local staff and hospital management.


     


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    Contact Details

    Dublin, , , IRELAND

    http://cheeersvolunteers.wixsite.com/cheeers

    Cause Registration

    Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 20153335

    Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20153335

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