African community health intiative

ACHI aims to promote healthy communities by providing health screenings, health education, health maintenance, and professional consultation necessary to improve the quality of life for villagers. Project Goal: To bring health screenings, health education, maintenance of chronic health conditions, treatment and prevention of endemic disease conditions (like Malaria and intestinal parasites) to those living in rural villages in Nigeria and Namibia without access to health care.
Feb 4, 2014

Building Update

The need for a center for coordination of care for the villagers with chronic diseases continues to be our dream. We are doing our best with the limited support we are receiving from individuals and groups. This past year with the help of a US base organization called friends of Nigeria and Christ church Episcopal in Woodbury, we were able to complete the ceiling project, mount the doors and windows with window protectors to safe guide the equipments we have. More work still needs to be done for it to be put to use. We need electricity, water supply and toilet facility. We also need to have some of the rooms plastered with cement so we could paint them. The building is still being managed to run our maintenance program and annual outreach activities. We are praying and hoping for more funding this year so we can do more work. This building when completed will serve as a resource center for disease management, outlet for medical equipments and supplies for the needy, follow up center for investigations.

Oct 21, 2013

Update on Resource building Renovation

ACHI's decision to have a centrally located place to house our medical supplies, used as a follow up site for health education and reinforcement on chronic disease management is still in progress. We made the decision based on the results of our annual outreaches for the past nine years. The inability of the individuals in the rural areas of Nigeria to manage their conditions is complicated by financial poverty and POVERTY OF KNOWLEDGE. These individuals have no knowledge of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension; therefor have no knowledge of the disease process and management. We have been able to put doors and windows at the center, which has enabled us to put the left over supplies from our last mission away at this place. The site is currently used for follow up cares. More work still needs to be done. The already completed work was made possible by Friends Of Nigeria; Peace corps volunteers that were in Nigeria in the 1960s. We still need source of water supply, electricity and a toilet facility. The building is not yet done and with your help it will be completed and used for the purpose it is meant for. Attached are pictures of the building from our last concluded mission in August.    

Jul 23, 2013

Resource Center Project In Progress

ACHI is moving on to the next phase in constructing a Resource Center at Amakohia in Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo state. The choice of this place as the site is due to the availability of existing buildings that have been abandoned for several years; the location of the building and accessibility of the site to our numerous patients. The idea of a resource center came after the discovery, through health screening of individuals living with diabetes, and hypertension without the knowledge of the condition, and prognosis of these conditions. We decided to have a place that will be centrally located, with access road. We have six rooms that will be used for teaching, supplies, laboratory, and for groups. There is a need for reinforcement of what is being taught during the annual outreaches by a trained health educator and health professional. Through our friends, coworkers and a group of peace corps volunteers of America that were in Nigeria in the Sixties ( Friends of Nigeria}, we have complete the roofing, the ceiling, the doors and windows. There is still more to be done to put the center into use. We still need equipment for the lab, tables, toilet facility and water supply. The electrical work still needs to be done. We are starting this year’s medical outreach on July 27th 2013 through August 17th 2013. We are grateful for all your support in making sure that ACHI reaches its goal of having this center completed. Your support is important to us.

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