Our mission is to cultivate sustainable public health interventions in partnership with underserved communities in developing countries through collaborative education.

August 2017

CHIMPS is continuing to explore partnerships with organizations doing work with underserved communities in developing countries.  CHIMPS was founded on partnerships with groups in El Salvador and there is continued interest in this, but currently some of our members are working in Liberia and are interested in expanding the work being done there.   Here is an excerpt about their work:  

"Dr. Roseda Marshall in Liberia and Dr. Maggie Wheeler and Dr. Ellie Graham in Seattle, are holding this email fundraiser for our very successful pilot project in Liberia to improve health outcomes for teen parents and their infants.  We want to expand this project to an additional teaching hospital site in Liberia and make it the focus of our Community Pediatrics training for our Liberian pediatric residents.  We received a small grant from the University of Massachusetts Public Service Award and hope to match it with another $5000 raised from family and friends here in the US to start a second program site by January, 2018. "

They are soliciting tax deductible donations for their work and you can donate on this site (see sidebar) or send a check to Community Health International Medical Projects for Sustainability, PO Box 15719, Seattle, WA  98115-0719.

Additional Information:

Enhanced Well Child Care Program 
A presentation by Liberian Pediatric Resident Dr. Patience Dono Franklin on the work with Liberian teen parents and their infants.  This presentation was made in July 2017 to the Global Health Institute at the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison.