Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria

by Anambra State Association Women in USA, Inc
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Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria
Team ASA Women USA at NAPPSA 5K Walk/Run
Team ASA Women USA at NAPPSA 5K Walk/Run

ASA Women USA 2020/2021 Cancer Coalition’s Community Adoption Project Partnership Program (CAPPP) initiatives aim to engage members of our various communities in supporting our project on strengthening health systems through Availability and Accessibility of healthcare to indigent women with cancer and maternal health issues in Anambra State, Nigeria. CAPPP components includes, but not limited to(1) Yearly Health Insurance Premium Coverage for a minimum of 5 years. (2.) Expansion of a Community’s Health Centre– To challenge the healthcare issues based on 65: 35 ratio by: the expansion of a community’s health Centre into the International Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre in Anambra State-Nigeria and provide the health insurance premium coverage to indigent women with cancer and maternal health issues in Anambra State-Nigeria, provide cancer advocacy, awareness and education          

No words can fully express our gratitude—but, from the bottom of our hearts: thank you. Since 2020, when the pandemic began, you became part of a global movement of generosity, joining so many donors & together in support of our Covid-19 Support Fund in April 2020, donation to NAPPSA 5K Run/Walk for Charity Cares in September 2021 and our ongoing legacy Project on Healthcare Access to Indigent Members in Nigeria Campaigns @ GlobalGiving and for making an impact. Together, you helped raise over 50% of our initial project funding goal of $50,000

The identified participating communities for the health insurance premium coverage based on 35% of raised funds are Amichi, Umuchukwu, Nise, Nnewi, Agukwu-Nri, Ufuma, Onitsha, Awka, Ukpor, Agulu, Umuoji, Ogbaru, Oraukwu, and Nanka towns in Anambra State. A total of 56 (fifty-six) indigent members with cancer and maternal health issues of the above communities will be enrolled in the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme on December 30th, 2021.  

The 65% of the total funds raised will support the International Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre in Anambra State. We are happy to announce that ASA Women USA, in collaboration with her Global Partners appreciated the accepted joint partnership with the Management Board of the Diocesan Hospital, Amichi in actualizing the proposed International Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre within the existing wing of the hospital. This is in line with our legacy project to provide the accessible, quality and affordable healthcare to the indigent members in Anambra State and the Nation at Large.  

This legacy project will involve the financing, and remodeling of a wing of Diocesan Hospital Amichi, which will house the International Cancer Diagnostic & Research Center. The Centre shall include but not be limited to: a reception center; nursing stations; CT Scan, Ultrasound, MRI, and X-Ray; Radiotherapy and Mammography; Laboratory, Examination and consultation rooms, Operating suit and recovery room; Treatment Room, Provider Work Room and Research Area. The management of the International Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre will be vested in a fully incorporated Board of Directors made up of representatives of ASA Women USA and Diocesan Hospital Management Board. The operations, policy formulation, staffing of the Centre as well as relationship with Governments etc., will be the responsibility of the Board. ASA Women USA has engaged a building consultant that will take physical measurements of the facility and come up with an as-built-design. The location of the buildings favor a separate entrance from the entire hospital.

We will be sending you regular reports about our work. This will keep you informed about all our accomplishments and show you how your generous donation was used. Please do not make it a one-time donation, continue to donate generously as God would replenish your purse a hundred times over.

Mark your calendars for upcoming #GivingTuesday campaign, on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 @GlobalGiving. Together we can make a great difference: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healthcare-access-to-indigent-women-in-nigeria/ 

Dr Anthony Ikeme, 2021 Cancer Award Recipient
Dr Anthony Ikeme, 2021 Cancer Award Recipient
Chief Charles & Dr (Mrs.) Chi Onwumbiko
Chief Charles & Dr (Mrs.) Chi Onwumbiko
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Project Beneficences
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ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition held its maiden Virtual conference on Strengthening Health Systems through Availability and Accessibility of Healthcare to Indigent Cancer & Maternal Health Women of Nigeria in a COVID-19 Climate during the 2021 International Women’s Week Celebration @GlobalGiving. Outstanding Women of purpose worthy to be emulated by many women across the globe were honored with ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Award on Project Partnership: Cancer Champion and the International Women’s Day Heroes were recognized with the  Pink Neck Ribbon Cancer Project Ambassador Medal of Hope.

ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition provided advocacy, cancer awareness and education.

ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition’s Project aims to engage members of our various communities in supporting the strengtheningof health systems through availability and accessibility of healthcare to indigent women with cancer and maternal health issues in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Over the course of 2020, deep-seated gender inequalities exacerbated the consequences of the pandemic for women around the world. For ASA Women USA’s Healthcare Access to Indigent Women in Nigeria project, the pandemic meant the indigent cancer & maternal health women lacked access to quality health services, insurance coverage for routine and catastrophic health costs in a country with under-resourced healthcare system. Gender stereotypes also limited their ability to access healthcare services.

 As half of the world’s population, women drive major economic growth and major contributions to society. Managing change requires strong collaboration and partnership.  Together with our global network of partners,we can continue to play an integral part in moving our project forward based on 65: 35 ratio by:

  1. Supporting the establishment of International Cancer diagnostic & research Centre in Anambra State, Nigeria       
  2. Strengthening the healthcare system for the indigent women with cancer and maternal health issues through the provision of State owned health insurance premium coverage, provide advocacy, cancer awareness & education

We at ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition have been empowering indigent women with Cancer & Maternal health issues through medical missions across the three Senatorial Zones in 27 towns in Anambra State with FREE breast, cervical & prostate cancer awareness, providing advocacy, education, screening, medically & surgically treated over 25,000 underprivileged persons and covered the hospital bills of the surgical patients during the coordinated post care medical missions at three major hospitals in Anambra State. ASA Women USA donated diagnostic equipments to hospitals. The most recent donation was to Anambra State COVID-19 fund, to bring palliative support to our indigent women at home and as part of her support to the State Government in the fight against COVID-19, and there is still so much to be done

Mark your calendars for upcoming JULY BONUS DAY @GlobalGiving on Wednesday, July 14th at 9 am EST to 23:59 pm EST. Matching Funds will be available @GlobalGiving. Your gift will go a long way and support our efforts in ensuring that women can access high-quality healthcare, and that those primary health needs particular to women and their families are addressed. This will promote economic productivity in the State and the Nation at Large.  

Event Link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healthcare-access-to-indigent-women-in-nigeria/

To watch a recap of the 2021 virtual conference, please click the link below: https://youtu.be/vpUS3D-fIjg

Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality. Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. Please continue to stay engaged with our team.

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ASA Women USA honoring a breast cancer survivor
ASA Women USA honoring a breast cancer survivor

ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition received letters from a Medical Director and a Consultant Surgeon in Nigeria for financial assistance towards two indigent women with breast cancer. Kate, 53 years old female, was diagnosed in 2014 with right breast cancer for which she had right simple mastectomy and level 3 axillary clearance while Francisca, a 62 years old female,  was  diagnosed in 2018 with left breast cancer for which she had a total mastectomy along with left axillary lymph node dissection. These two women among our indigent women received payments for their follow-up breast cancer treatments, medications, diagnostic test with CT scan, mammography of the second breast and Lab tests. Two survivors still in the fight as they are heroes of hope for others as they echo that they are warriors and conqueror. Both Ladies were honored  by ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Purple Medal of Hope at their Annual 5K Walk for Hope & Fight to End Cancer in 2019 at Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Awka, Anambra State-Nigeria.

ASA Women USA strengthens the healthcare of indigent women in Anambra State, Nigeria one woman at a time. These two women have expressed their appreciation and impact of these extraordinary support by ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Team. Today, both women are doing fine.

When our project is fully funded, the ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition will support the strengthening of health system from a gender perspective in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as avoid interruption of other health services through the State's Health Insurance Scheme and the establishment of a community’s Cancer Diagnostic & Research Centre for a sustainable and cost effective means to accessing quality and affordable health services from the State's accredited public, mission and private hospitals across Anambra State, Nigeria and for long term economic impact.

We will be sending you regular reports about our work. This will keep you informed about all our accomplishments and show you how your generous donation was used. I hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with our team.

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Mark your calenders for our upcoming five-day campaign @GlobalGiving. Date: March 8 thru March 12, 2021

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/healthcare-access-to-indigent-women-in-nigeria/

Together, we can make a great difference.

ASA Women USA honoring a breast cancer survivor 2
ASA Women USA honoring a breast cancer survivor 2
Breast Cancer Survivor Honoree with the President
Breast Cancer Survivor Honoree with the President
Motivational Speaking-  breast cancer survivor
Motivational Speaking- breast cancer survivor
2019 Walk for Hope & Fight to End Cancer- Anambra
2019 Walk for Hope & Fight to End Cancer- Anambra
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Covid-19 Palliative Support Fund
Covid-19 Palliative Support Fund

In hackening to the call for support by the Anambra State Government in collaborative bid to contain the spread of the novel Corona Virus in Anambra State, Nigeria and in line with their mission on providing healthcare access to cancer & maternal health indigent members in Anambra State, Nigeria, ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition sent a delegation to donate the sum of One Million naira to bring palliative support to our indigent members at home and as part of her support to the State Government in the fight against Covid-19.

When our project is fully funded, the ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Community Adoption Partnership Program will  enroll the selected cancer & maternal health indigent members of our various communities in the State's Health Insurance Scheme for a sustainable and cost effective means to accessing quality and affordable health services from the State's accredited public, mission and private hospitals across Anambra State, Nigeria. The Guidelines for the Community Adoption Partnership Program for the enrollment process is available and the Benefits Package for the Anambra State Health Contributory Scheme is also available.

The ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Community Adoption Partnership Program Fund will support our major project on the expansion of a community's Health Centre into International Cancer Treatment/ Diagnostic Centre in Anambra State-Nigeria. The organization has completed the feasibility & Viability Studies, the full Architectural drawings, the floor plans and the bill of quantities for the International Cancer Diagnostic Centre in Anambra State, Nigeria, Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality.

Until our project is fully funded, we will be sending you regular reports about our work. This will keep you informed about all our accomplishments and show you how your generous donation was used. I hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with our team.

International Cancer Diagnostic Centre in Nigeria
International Cancer Diagnostic Centre in Nigeria
5K Walk for Hope to End Cancer in Nigeria
5K Walk for Hope to End Cancer in Nigeria
Cancer Survivor Purple Medal of Hope
Cancer Survivor Purple Medal of Hope
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