This year's screening started in the month of November. ACHI went into this year’s mission with mixed feelings of loss due to shortage of medications for the maintenance program encounter as a result of increase in the number individuals seeking for help. This in turn portrays the state of the country’s economy and priorities towards the health of its citizens. We lost some patients as a result of this. The mission itself was very successful. We were able to screen more than 3500 adults, dewormed more than 2800 kids and provided reading glasses to 1566 adults. The general condition in the eastern part of the country is getting worse; hunger, poverty and poor health and living condition is on the rise. We encountered lots of transportation due to bad roads. Most of our vehicles are not working and beyond repairs. Our main issues now is to but able to replace the vehicles, raise more money to be able to increase the quantity of medications needed to continue this mission, and the hope of establishing the laboratory this year. The organization continues to thank our friends, employers, co-workers, Friends of Nigeria, Christ Episcopal Church, and board members of Fr Gerald Onuoha foundation for their continued support and believing that more support come this year.
ACHI's annual health screening is on the way. We are anticipating higher volume this year based on the report from the volunteers on ground. The maintenance program was concluded on 6 October in the three communities. Due to the rise in number of individuals living with hypertension and diabetes worldwide our organization experience the effect of the increase during its monthly maintenance program which resulted in shortage of medications for the individuals with hypertension. We have limited funds and can only budget for a limited number every year. The situation of things in the country is not getting better as more people are being displaced, internally, and have access to health care or financial resources. We continue to find ways to bring hope to these hopeless and helpless individuals living with chronic diseases, while we educate them on self -care and life style changes. More help is being sort and needed. We continue to value your continued support in making this annual mission possible every year. More help is needed to reach more of these individuals with need. Our mission this will be from November 17 through November 28
African community health initiative is getting ready for its 2019 annual medical outreach in the rural villages in Nigeria where there is no access to health care services. Screening of village dwellers for chronic diseases, and educating them on the disease process and how to self-manage the conditions, continues to be our focus. New cases are discovered every year, and added to the number of people receiving maintenance treatment. Due to the poor economic condition, and unrest in parts of the country, the number of people seeking medical attention doubles every year. We are constantly turning people away due to limited resources and funding. We continue to need your support in reaching these individuals with health care needs. Thank you for your continued support of ACHI in our mission of bringing hope to the hopeless and help to the helpless.
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