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.
Nov 3, 2016

Annual Health Screening

African community health initiative is going to Nigeria this month for its annual health screening in four main communities. We are starting on the 15th of November through the 27th. We are anticipating to see more people this year than usual due to the deplorable living condition in Nigeria and the fact is that the country is in a great period of recession and have no idea on how to get out of it. The sad part to this is we are not financially equipped to take on the influx of the population we are going to see and we will end up turning them away. 

The toilet facility is now completed and in use. We are still working on making a borehole available at the site to the able to maintain the place and make drinking water available to the community around the resource center. We continue to need your support in the work we do. Our goal is to attend to every individual that make their way to resource center in need of health care.  

Nov 3, 2016

Annual Health Screening at the Resource Center

African community health initiative is going to Nigeria this month for its annual health screening in four main communities. We are starting on the 15th of November through the 27th. We are anticipating to see more people this year than usual due to the deplorable living condition in Nigeria and the fact is that the country is in a great period of recession and have no idea on how to get out of it. The sad part to this is we are not financially equipped to take on the influx of the population we are going to see and we will end up turning them away. 

The toilet facility is now completed and in use. We are still working on making a borehole available at the site to the able to maintain the place and make drinking water available to the community around the resource center. We continue to need your support in the work we do. Our goal is to attend to every individual that make their way to resource center in need of health care.  

Jun 21, 2016

Health Screening 2016 planning

African community health Initiative is planning our annual outreach for November 2016.  Over the years ACHI have focused on chronic disease management in rural areas of Nigeria where there is no access or limited access to health care. Our goal of educating people with chronic and endemic health condition on the disease process and how to self-manage their conditions, has really improved the lives of those individuals. We are seeing people with good glucose control, healed diabetic ulcers, decrease in the progression of complications and no complications, and their A1cs coming down to normal and some within normal range. Due to the economic situation in Nigeria, we are going to face a lot of challenges in terms crowd. Lots of people are not being paid their salaries, and the ones with diabetes and hypertension cannot afford their medications anymore. People are already coming to access the maintenance program for medications but are turned away because we barely have enough for the people in the program. We are hoping for more donations to be able to take on the task ahead of us this year. We take you for your support and looking forward for more support and your prayers for the people of Nigeria during this trial period     

African community health Initiative vision of making the Resource Center a central place for screening, educating the public on chronic diseases management and a place for storage and distribution of medical supplies for the needy is still in progress. Due to the high volume of people coming the center for maintenance program, we saw the need for a toilet facility at this place. This work is being done and still need more funding to complete it and put it into use. With the assistance of Friends of Nigeria organization; whose members are peace corps volunteers that went to Nigeria in the 1960s. They funded the building of the toilet facility which is nearly completed. For the toilet to be used and kept clean, we need a source of water supply, which could be done by digging a well. We have conducted a supply to see the level they have to reach before they get water and the cost of having a well. We want to thank all our previous donors and looking for more donors to help us achieve this goal. We cannot do it without your help     

 
   

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