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 Resource Center at Amakohia in Ihitte/Uboma LGA continues to be our site for the outreach in this community. We currently have a functioning source of drinking water supply serving this community at this place. We also conducted this year’s medical mission successfully at center without any difficulty. The availability of toilet facility at the center also contributed to the success of this mission. We have all our donors, friends, organizations like Friends of Nigeria who has made funds available to assist in the ACHI has concluded its 2017 medical outreach in the following communities- Avutu Obawo, Amakaohia village in Ihitte Uboma and Umugolo village in Ehime Mbano LGA, all in Imo state. The deplorable health continues in these rural areas continues to be a great concern. The lack of health care access to in the country is getting worse due to the bad economy. The none payment of salaries, pensions to the retires and unemployment has worsened the health of the population. medical care and availability is dependent on one’s ability to pay for the service before it is rendered, and this has sent a lot of individuals to their early grave. The ones with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension cannot afford their medications or regular doctors visit for continuity of care
remodeling of this building, and all the work that is being done to make sure our dream of having a place to house medical supplies and equipment, reinforcing education on chronic disease management, to thank for all this. We are still working on having a functioning medical laboratory at this center for follow- up care. Secondly, we are trying to get the land scaping done to help in managing the place and to help in making the environment safe and free of some creatures like termites that is destroying some of the medical supplies. We continued to need your help in getting this done.

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ACHI has concluded its 2017 medical outreach in the following communities- Avutu Obawo, Amakaohia village in Ihitte Uboma and Umugolo village in Ehime Mbano LGA, all in Imo state. The deplorable health continues in these rural areas continues to be a great concern. The lack of health care access to the poor in the country is getting worse as a result of bad economy. The none payment of salaries, pensions to the retires and unemployment has worsened the health of the population. Medical care and availability is dependent on one’s ability to pay for the service before it is rendered, and this has sent a lot of individuals to their early grave. The ones with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension cannot afford their medications or regular doctors visit for continuity of care. There is notable increase in the rate of hopelessness and helplessness on the faces of people. People were fighting to make sure they will be among the number that will get medical attention and medications during the program, because not everyone will be seen due to limited resources. Both Diabetes and Hypertension are on the rise and these individuals in the rural villages CANNOT AFFORD THE NEEDED MEDICATIONS. We are anticipating a great increase in the number of people that will show up for the monthly maintenance program. Nigerians living in the rural areas need help and we as an organization needs more help to continue this mission. We are thanking all of you for your continued help through the years to help in sustaining this program. Your help is needed more because the need is increasing, and more resources needed to sustain the people and the program. Thank you for your care and for your donations

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The Resource Center at Amakohia in Ihitte/Uboma LGA continues to be our site for the outreach in this community. We currently have a functioning source of drinking water supply serving this community at this place. We also conducted this year’s medical mission successfully at center without any difficulty. The availability of toilet facility at the center also contributed to the success of this mission. We have all our donors, friends, organizations like Friends of Nigeria who has made funds available to assist in the remodeling of this building, and all the work that is being done to make sure our dream of having a place to house medical supplies and equipment, reinforcing education on chronic disease management, to thank for all this. We are still working on having a functioning medical laboratory at this center for follow- up care. Secondly, we are trying to get the land scaping done to help in managing the place and to help in making the environment safe and free of some creatures like termites that is destroying some of the medical supplies. We continued to need your help in getting this done.

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ACHI have been planning for our annual health screening that is coming up in the month of November. Meanwhile the maintenance program is still in progress with good results. Due to the Boko Haram unrest in the northern part of the country that is displacing a lot of people from the east, we are seeing more people at the Resource center looking for assistance with medical supplies and medications. The numbers keep increasing every month and that is putting a lot of pressure on our financial status and our budget. The water project is still in progress and still need more work to be done to increase the distribution to more families around the community, and to secure the outlets that are already in use. We want to thank you for your continued support in sustaining this program that has really saved a lot of lives. Diabetes and Hypertension continues to be on the rise in Nigeria and more damaging to the individuals in the rural who left without any source of health care and needed supplies and information to manage their conditions.     

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The water project at the Resource center is near completion. The water tanks have been mounted and the villagers are able to collect water from three different outlets. The outlets still need to be fully secured with concrete flooring and base to make the outlets more stable. The villagers both the young and the old were all out to provide the manual labor needed in laying the pipes. They were over joyed to see the water flow with ease and their ability to collect clean drinking water. The availability of clean water will help in reducing the incidences of intestinal worm infestation in both the children and adults in these community and reduce the cost of deworming the children. We are still in need of your kindness in completing and securing the outlets so that they will last longer.    

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African Community Health Initiative

Location: Woodbury, MN - USA
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Project Leader:
QUEEN OBASI
weboffice@africancommunityhealthinitiative.org
WOODBURY, MN United States
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