Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor

by The GEANCO Foundation
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Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor
Delivering Health and Hope to Nigeria's Poor

Summary

GEANCO (www.geanco.org) saves and transforms lives in Africa. We conduct complex surgical missions and run an innovative program to fight anemia in Nigeria. Through our system of modern, solar-powered rural maternal clinics, we help poor, vulnerable pregnant women safely deliver healthy babies.

$48,000
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$37,143
remaining
39
donors
0
monthly donors
5
fundraisers
9
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Challenge

In 2013, the widely-respected magazine "The Economist" declared Nigeria "the worst place for a baby to enter the world." The country has the second highest number of maternal deaths annually, behind only India. Every ten minutes, at least one Nigerian woman dies in childbirth. Each year, one million Nigerian children do not live to see their fifth birthday. Nigeria has the second largest HIV-infected population in the world and most children living with HIV in all of Africa.

Solution

We provide direct healthcare and surgical care that not only saves lives, but also allows poor and vulnerable Nigerians to live fuller, more dynamic lives, free from pain, disability and hopelessness. We also train local doctors and nurses, thereby strengthening Nigeria's healthcare system in a broad and sustainable way. By supporting Nigeria's schools, we also help make Nigeria's future brighter and more secure. Today's eager students will become tomorrow's strong leaders.

Long-Term Impact

We have screened over 25,000 women and children for anemia. We cover the cost of anemia treatment and prenatal care for 300 vulnerable pregnant women each month. We have helped over 130 Nigerians "rise and walk" through our free joint replacement surgeries. Our innovative bone fracture repair system will empower Nigerian surgeons to fix broken bones in a sustainable, ongoing basis. We upgrade local hospitals and train their staff on the latest medical and surgical techniques.

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Organization Information

The GEANCO Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @GEANCOFDN
Project Leader:
Afam Onyema
Los Angeles , CA United States
$10,857 raised of $48,000 goal
 
46 donations
$37,143 to go
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