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.
Sep 24, 2012

Resource Center Project

ACHI continues to promote health in rural areas of Africa. At the end of our 2012 annual outreach in 7 villages in Nigeria, we decided to start work on the building that we acquired for the Resource Center. There is a great need for ACHI to have a centrally located building that will house our medical supplies, serve as education site to reinforce what is taught during outreach. And to make available resources for diabetic patients and wound care supplies for those with ulcers. We made the move after we came across a widow whose 15 and 12yr olds have type 1 diabetes and needed to be on insulin which we initiated. They are faced with the challenge of preserving the insulin in a cool place because they do not have fridge. They will also continue to need support with supplies like test strips and insulin needles. We also started another patient whose blood sugars continued to read high even with the oral agents, on insulin. He also faces the same problem. All three are responding to the treatment and feeling better. We have removed the old rotten roofs and woods, have started replacing the roofs with new ones with the little money we have. We still have to put doors and windows before we can furnish the rooms with the needed equipment. We continue to need help to make the dream of these individuals come through. The world needs help, third world needs more help and these individuals need bigger help.     

Jun 29, 2012

ACHI 2012 Health Screening in Nigeria

ACHI is in the process of embarking on another medical mission trip to seven villages in Nigeria this Summer. We focused on finding partners who could help us with medical supplies for our mission this year, based on our discoveries during the past screenings. We were able to identify individuals with physical needs, and we directed our search for partners towards that. We were able to secure wheelchairs, canes, walkers and crutches for individuals who has some limitations. These equipments have been shipped to Nigeria, and will be distributed to these individuals. We also received 1600 pairs of eye glasses through our partners, and these will be handed out during our medical outreach this year.

Our goal this year is to increase the number individuals screened at every village from 300 to 400. We would like to see this number increase, and the number of villages screened to continue to increase every year, thereby reducing the number of people that turned down every year. Your continued support is the reason we are still able to go back to provide care these rural dwellers with no or limited access to health care. We due appreciate your support.

Apr 11, 2012

Need for a Resource center

ACHI continues to see the need for a resource center, that is centrally located in Eastern Nigeria, that will serve the individuals with chronic diseases and diabetic ulcers. Our plan to have this building fixed is still in progress while we continue to look for resources to help us achieve our goal

 

The prevalence of diabetes is on the rise in Nigeria. According to the International Diabetes Federation, Nigeria has the highest number of people living with diabetes. Specifically, there are currently 3 million people living with disease ...and these numbers are expected to continue to rise.  We are working to turn these buildings into a health resource center so we can provide reliable health care and health education to the people living in nearby villages

We are embarking on another mission trip this year and hope to start work at the site while we are there. Your words of encouragement, donations, and interest in our program has helped us to continue to go forward in our mission.   

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