Who We Are
Nacham Africa is a humanitarian organization based in Burundi founded in 2019 to assist the most vulnerable patients in public hospitals with a range of services revolving around their health recovery and socio-economic reintegration after hospitalization with regard to vulnerable people in the community to build a healthy and prosperous community.
Our main mission is to contribute to the well-being and self-reliance of the vulnerable population through the enhancement of their standards of living and the promotion of health for the socio-economic resilience of the community.
We care about vulnerable patients in public hospitals
Nacham Africa’s approach towards vulnerable patients is a holistic approach that puts the patients in the center while taking into account the circles that surround them.
We currently operate 2 programs that aim to answer several needs of the patients during the hospital stay and pave the way for socio-economic fulfillment after discharge while involving their communities for sustainability:
- Medical needs
- Basic needs: food, clothing and hygienic needs, etc
- Emotional and psychological needs…..
- Capacity building and economic empowerment
Our programs involve the patients’ immediate circles: caretakers in the health system, family, and community. Although our programs emphasis the patients’ needs while in the hospitals, we also address the challenges they encounter in their local communities during the first few weeks after leaving the hospital.
We are currently operating 2 programs – in our Pilot hospitals, Clinique Prince Louis Rwagasore and hospital Prince Regent Charles, and Kirundo District Hospital all managed and operated by staff members in collaboration with the hospital administration and social services team.
In 2022, Nacham Africa has set up an incubation center whose main goal is the socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable women and girls (victims of gender-based violence, widows, single mothers, etc….) for socioeconomic resilience through a holistic approach including training in entrepreneurship, sewing, and financial literacy, Family planning and nutritional best practices.