Health  Nigeria Project #30883

2018 Children's Health Wellness Event

by Venerable Sydney Children's Wellness Center Vetted since 2017
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event
2018 Children's Health Wellness Event

Summary

To provide free wellness checks to children ages 0 to 12 in local area near the proposed hospital. No children's hospitals in the area. We will first target local partner orphanages/special needs then open to public. Total children will be about 1000. To provide the following: Eye examinations - free glasses from donations General wellness check-up (immunizations, early check and treatment of malaria) Body and Oral Hygiene Deworming Same day surgery Cleft lip palate Training CPR/First Aid

$35,000
total goal
$29,160
remaining
67
donors
3
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest under-five mortality rate in all regions in the world, with 1 child in 12 dying before his or her fifth birthday, a far higher than the average ratio of 1 in 147 in high-income countries. The region is home to most of the highest mortality countries in the world. Nigeria's estimated population of 177 million in 2014 (projected from the 1991 National Population Census) makes it the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa.

Solution

VSCWC Wellness event will provide free (for needy children) child healthcare wellness checks, where possible, including medicine for child illness, immunizations, and basic health services. Our NGO will aim to provide free health care to all the local orphanages/special needs in the local vicinity and open to the rural areas within the vicinity. This project will be yearly but with a setup of an ongoing daily local wellness clinic while the yearly event will tackle one-off cases like Cleft Lip.

Long-Term Impact

VSCWC Wellness Center will establish a state-of-the-art, world-class health center for Nigerian children. Over time our NGO aim to provide medical services for over 1 million children, from preventive treatments to surgical complex medical care as and when required. The NGO will employ the doctors and health professionals in not only taking care of the children, but also helping other health facilities and local professionals in Nigeria. We are here to grow a healthy nation and rewrite history.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vscwc.org
Yearly Children's Wellness Event - snap shot

Organization Information

Venerable Sydney Children's Wellness Center

Location: Alexandria, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.vscwc.org
Project Leader:
Nnenna Okoturo
Alexandria, VA United States
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$5,840 raised of $35,000 goal
 
110 donations
$29,160 to go
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