As we continue to provide healthcare to the less privileged and under served in rural areas of Nigeria. We have seen the need to have a functioning laboratory for follow up care at the resource center. Due to the poverty level and the lack of any good laboratory in the area for the blood levels to monitor those on medications for diabetes and hypertension, this is a needed service to help promote life and prevent complications. We are currently using LAB-IN-A-SUITCASE during our annual outreach and the tests done with this equipment is limited. With the lab we will be able to monitor the effectiveness of the medications and any side effects from the medications also. We are trying to raise money to be able to initiate the project during our November mission and will need your continued support as we try to make this important addition to our program, so we can serve the people better.
Jul 6, 2018
Upcoming Medical Mission
By QUEEN OBASI - PRESIDENT
The time is getting closer for this medical mission in November. We are looking forward to another outreach in Amakohia, Umogolo and Avutu communities, all in Imo State Nigeria. The news on ground is that the economy of the country is not getting any better and lots people cannot afford to eat a meal a day and this also affects the health status of the rural dwellers. We are also faced with limited financial support to continue to run the program. The maintenance program is in progress and has yielded a good result in terms prevention of complications, delay in the progression of compilations and healing of foot ulcers due to diabetes. One of the things we are looking forward to, is the establishment of a functioning lab to help monitor those in the maintenance program. These individuals are always referred to have their labs done, due to the none existence of good lab and funding for it makes It difficult for them to comply with the instructions given to them. The laboratory unit is a needed component of our program for better management and outcome. We are looking for help to make this project happen. Thanks everyone that has donated, thinking about donating because we cannot do this without your help.
Apr 9, 2018
Landscaping at the site.
By QUEEN OBASI - PRESIDENT
The building process is still in progress and work is being done to get the building completed and ready for more work. We currently have a bore at the site and have drinking water for the community where the building is situated and communities around it. We tried to increase the number of outlets for easy access to the public, but we were advised to only fortify the outlets instead to avoid overloading the system. To reach more people with more drinking water we will have to drill another borehole; and this will cost the same amount if not more fo this to happen. The annual maintenance program is being conducted at the site and it is going very well.
One of the problems will are faced with at the site is the surrounding. There is an aggressive weed that is the compound and that is attracting snakes and making it little dangerous to use the site for the monthly follow-up. The place has to weed twice a month to help maintain the area but it still grows and poses more danger to the attendees. We have started the landscaping at the compound by pouring concrete on the floor after uprooting the grass. This we started with the little money we have which is below the budgeted amount to construct the landscaping. The work is in not yet completed due to funding and we do need your continued support to complete this project. We have also started putting things together for the needed laboratory at the center for continuity of care. Thanks for your continued support and in seeing this as a needed program for the rural communities in Africa.