Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims

by Drug-Aid Africa Initiative
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims
Medicines for Nigeria's Flood Victims

Summary

Nigeria is experiencing its worst flooding in over a decade which has displaced millions and killed hundreds with over 200,000 houses either partially and fully damaged. The aftermath of the flood which is often ignored is just as dangerous, as flood waters serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and contaminate boreholes and wells. Drug-Aid Africa is working to provide essential medicines to the different Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp set up in the different states affected.

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Challenge

The flood has disrupted trade and road transport leaving many more stranded and in need of help. According to UNICEF, more than 1.5 million children are at risk of waterborne diseases and malnutrition.

Solution

Drug-Aid Africa is working to provide essential medicines to the different Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp set up in the different states affected. We have begun in Bayelsa state with over 50 IDP camps and our next planned outreach will be in Anambra state which is said to be the worst hit.

Long-Term Impact

Diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and malaria are major health concerns in the event of flooding. This intervention by Drug-Aid Africa will mitigate the spread of these diseases and prevent further loss of lives.

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Organization Information

Drug-Aid Africa Initiative

Location: Ikeja, Lagos - Nigeria
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Twitter: @drugaidafrica
Project Leader:
Lilian Olubi
Ikeja , Lagos Nigeria

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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