Resource center for chronic disease management

by African Community Health Initiative
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management
Resource center for chronic disease management

The need for a functional laboratory at the Resource Center among other things continues to be our focus this period. Have been managing these individuals with chronic diseases over the years with good result. We have at the same time seen the need for a place to have them go to for lab tests, to be able to monitor the effect of these medications on the organs. The people under our care have no access to a lab or any kind of medical treatment except what we offer them monthly and annually.

We have started construction buy having the water supply to the room for them connected and the sink in place. We are doing fundraising to be able to purchase the needed laboratory equipment and installation. We continued to depend on our donors for the assistance to accomplish this goal, which will be beneficial to the population we are serving. Thank you for all your supports and effort in spraying our story to others

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ACHI during its 2018 mission trip initiated the construction of a stationary laboratory at the center to help monitor the individuals whom being followed monthly with their diabetes and hypertension. Their blood sugars and blood pressures are monitor and medications supplied monthly for sustainability. Due to the nature of their illness and management, there is a great need for their organs to be monitored as well, to prevent the complications that develop from the medications or the disease process.

We were able to get some needed supplies for the lab e.g. having a pit for the drainage and sink for washing. All the piping for water supply were completed waiting for the needed resources to be able to purchase the laboratory equipment. We are still trying to raise fund to buy the analyzers, centrifuge, incubators and many other things needed to start a lab.

We are looking forward to a better year with more donations towards the project that will help save more lives by monitoring their progress or lack of progress and timely intervention if needed.  We couldn't have made it this far without your continued support and we are greatful and THANK YOU!!!!   

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Work at the Resource center is still in progress and we are making some gains on what we would like the center to look like. Having completed the water project and the landscaping at the center is one of the greatest achievements made at the center. The Resource Center is serving many purposes. The maintenance program for Amakohia is conducted at the center, it houses all the medical supplies. Also, the center is going to be used for health education and assessment. Our next goal is to have a stationary laboratory for follow up care and health maintenance. The lab will be able to perform functions like profiles and chemistries to check for complications and side effect or effectiveness of the medical treatments rendered to the recipients of our program. our lab -in- suit-case have limited functions and outdated and will cost more to bring it up to standard. We are going to start construction at the center in preparation for installation of lab equipment. The project is going to cost a lot of money, but it’s a needed addition to the program, to proper manage these patients. We also want to thank you for your continued support of this noble program that addresses the need of the poor in the rural areas of Nigeria with limited or no access to health care.

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As we continue to provide healthcare to the less privileged and under served in rural areas of Nigeria. We have seen the need to have a functioning laboratory for follow up care at the resource center. Due to the poverty level and the lack of any good laboratory in the area for the blood levels to monitor those on medications for diabetes and hypertension, this is a needed service to help promote life and prevent complications. We are currently using LAB-IN-A-SUITCASE during our annual outreach and the tests done with this equipment is limited. With the lab we will be able to monitor the effectiveness of the medications and any side effects from the medications also. We are trying to raise money to be able to initiate the project during our November mission and will need your continued support as we try to make this important addition to our program, so we can serve the people better.   

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The building process is still in progress and work is being done to get the building completed and ready for more work. We currently have a bore at the site and have drinking water for the community where the building is situated and communities around it. We tried to increase the number of outlets for easy access to the public, but we were advised to only fortify the outlets instead to avoid overloading the system. To reach more people with more drinking water we will have to drill another borehole; and this will cost the same amount if not more fo this to happen. The annual maintenance program is being conducted at the site and it is going very well.

One of the problems will are faced with at the site is the surrounding. There is an aggressive weed that is the compound and that is attracting snakes and making it little dangerous to use the site for the monthly follow-up. The place has to weed twice a month to help maintain the area but it still grows and poses more danger to the attendees. We have started the landscaping at the compound by pouring concrete on the floor after uprooting the grass. This we started with the little money we have which is below the budgeted amount to construct the landscaping. The work is in not yet completed due to funding and we do need your continued support to complete this project. We have also started putting things together for the needed laboratory at the center for continuity of care. Thanks for your continued support and in seeing this as a needed program for the rural communities in Africa.   

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African Community Health Initiative

Location: Woodbury, MN - USA
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WOODBURY, MN United States
$2,608 raised of $40,000 goal
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