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.
Mar 21, 2016

Update on maintenace program and Restroom

This year’s maintenance program is facing some challenges due financial difficulties. We have been averaging total of 150 people per village during each visit. The reports coming from the three villages shows improvement in the glycemic levels for the diabetics and lowered blood pressure levels for the hypertensives. They are also reporting lots of people coming around for help that were not originally in the follow up program because they were not around during the outreach program in November. Due to the financial difficulties, we are having problems in keeping up with the medication supplies and the test strips for the blood glucose. Also transportation cost is higher and takes up some of the money. The program is yielding good result by reducing the number of deaths in these villages as a result on diabetes and hypertension, improving the life of individuals with these conditions, preventing and decreasing the rate of developing complications. This program will not be possible without support, and we continue to need support to be able to sustain this program. We hope to be able to provide sustained services to these individuals who are totally dependent on the program for their wellbeing. The restroom is still under construction, we are at the roofing stage. Our budget for the restroom fell short because of the economic state of Nigeria and the prices of building materials that has doubled . We are still in need of financial support to assist us in completing this project.     

Mar 21, 2016

Update on maintenance program

This year’s maintenance program is facing some challenges due financial difficulties. We have been averaging total of 150 people per village during each visit. The reports coming from the three villages shows improvement in the glycemic levels for the diabetics and lowered blood pressure levels for the hypertensives. They are also reporting lots of people coming around for help that were not originally in the follow up program because they were not around during the outreach program in November. Due to the financial difficulties, we are having problems in keeping up with the medication supplies and the test strips for the blood glucose. Also transportation cost is higher and takes up some of the money. The program is yielding good result by reducing the number of deaths in these villages as a result on diabetes and hypertension, improving the life of individuals with these conditions, preventing and decreasing the rate of developing complications. This program will not be possible without support, and we continue to need support to be able to sustain this program. We hope to be able to provide sustained services to these individuals who are totally dependent on the program for their wellbeing  

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

 

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