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.
Dec 22, 2015

2015 Annual Health screening Outreach in Nigeria

ACHI has completed another fruitful outreach this year. We cannot thank our donors enough for believing in us and our mission of bringing  healthcare to the needy and where there is limited or no access to healthcare. This year's outreach was delayed due to financial constrain and family activities. But it was a very fulfilling year in terms of number of people identified with diabetes and hypertension who are getting the much help we could render with our limited resources. There were lots of testimonies from the receipiants on how there blood pressures and blood glucose levels were being managed and controlled in most cases with the year round maintenance program. The year maintenance program is in place to monitor their blood pressure and blood sugar levels and make medications available free to them. There is no way these individuals can afford to sustain themselves without the program in place. All donated funds goes towards procurement of medications and medical supplies like test strips and blood glucose monitors.

The number of communities served keeps going down due to lack of sponsorship and limited funding. We were able to screen 1804 adults  this year. The number of people with hypertension is 797, diabetics 85, both diabetes and hypertension 58, then other disease conditions are 864 this includes malaria, GI problems, eye problems. We gave out about 700 pairs of eyeglasses during the program, and dewormed 320 kids. We say a big THANK YOU to everyone that donated, thinking of donating , who prayed for us during this period. We continued to need your support and so we can reach more people. We are in great need of Insulin and test strips for our diabetics. We wishing you all a better 2016

Dec 22, 2015

Work at the Resource Center

The year 2015 is almost over and we at ACHI was able to withstand the economic crisis because of people like you. The Resource Center is still being renovated to bring it to the point that it will be used for continuous education and reinforcement on selfcare in chronic disease management. To store needed supplies for easy accessibility and progress monitoring of individuals with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. The annual health outreach is drawing more traffic to the site and we have seen the need for a toilet facility at this place to help maintain hygiene and sanitation around the site. We received money from one of our donors-FON, to start the project. Work is currently going on at the site to build about six stalls for both male and female. We are very happy with this generosity from this group that has always supported us over the years, and for believing in us and the work we do to help the helpless amongst us. We still need help to complete this project. We are going to need a borehole as a source of water supply at the Resource Center to keep the environment clean including the restrooms being built. We are hoping for more help to make this dream a reality 

Sep 28, 2015

Medical outreach for 2015

The long awaiting medical outreach for 2015 is going to take place by end of October . We have had financial challenges and personal problems that delayed the execution of this year's outreach the usual time which is usually during the summer. The three villages that will be covered this year are Avutu village in Obowo local government area where we will spend two days screening adults for diabetes and hypertension and treating other diseas conditions, and doing vision screening. We also provide readers for the individuals that are identified and refer those with major problems to the federal hospital at Owerri the state capital of Imo state. We will also screen children, educate them on oral hygiene and give them worm medications with parental consent. The other the villages are Amakohia in Ihitte Uboma local government area and Umugolo in Ehime Mbano local government area, both in IMO state Nigeria. We will spend two days in each village 

We have been getting calls from concerned villages to inquire on why we have been to the villages for the outreach and the impact the program is making on the life of the rural villagers who have no access to any health. These calls has really validated the effectiveness of the program and its importance to the community we serve. This is a program that needs to be supported and funded. We could cover more areas and serve more people with more support and funding. 

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