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 6, 2017

Water project at the Resource Center

One of our greatest need at the resource center and the villages around it is source drinking water. With the help of donors at the Friends of Nigeria, coworkers and donors like you, we are able to complete a restroom that has 8 stalls. With the completion of the toilet facility came the immediate need for a source of water supply to help keep the place clean and functional. During this year’s outreach, we decided to construct the borehole in phases. The little fund we raised, we commenced the first phase and this resulted in getting water after drilling down to 460 ft. The first phase is completed and we are looking for help to get the water to the public by mounting a Tank stand with overhead tanks, and piping the water out of the site to where it will be easily accessible to the public. They are currently getting drinking water but limited supply because we still need the reservoir for the water. We are currently trying to raise about $4000 to complete this project. And once completed this will help to reduce the number kids with intestinal worms in this community and others around it. We continued to needed your assistance in the work that we do to bring help to the needy.

Feb 6, 2017

ACHI 2016 Medical mission Report

The 2016 ACHI medical mission that was conducted in the month of November was very successful. Total 8 outreaches were conducted in 4 villages this year. We saw increase in the number of individuals living with diabetes and hypertension. The number rises every year due to the increase in the awareness of the program and the effectiveness of the medications used in the management of both diabetes and hypertension. The economic situation in Nigeria has led to most people that could afford their medications are no longer able to afford them due to none payment of salaries to the workers and the retirees. We are seeing people coming from the city to the rural areas to get help with their medications. We screened 2075 adults and dewormed 1116 children during the outreach. We turned many people away due to limited supplies and finances. We could do more if we have needed assistance. The effective of the program is being measured with the number of diabetics and hypertensives who are still coming to the problem every year without any complications or decrease in the onset of complication. The year round maintenance program continues and has proven to be very, the villagers are happy and praying for this to be continued because they have no other means of getting needed help in the management of their chronic diseases. We wish to thank You our donors for your continued support of this organization and for believing in the work that we do in the rural villages where there is no 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.  

 
   

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