ACHI continues to promote health in rural areas of Africa. At the end of our 2012 annual outreach in 7 villages in Nigeria, we decided to start work on the building that we acquired for the Resource Center. There is a great need for ACHI to have a centrally located building that will house our medical supplies, serve as education site to reinforce what is taught during outreach. And to make available resources for diabetic patients and wound care supplies for those with ulcers. We made the move after we came across a widow whose 15 and 12yr olds have type 1 diabetes and needed to be on insulin which we initiated. They are faced with the challenge of preserving the insulin in a cool place because they do not have fridge. They will also continue to need support with supplies like test strips and insulin needles. We also started another patient whose blood sugars continued to read high even with the oral agents, on insulin. He also faces the same problem. All three are responding to the treatment and feeling better. We have removed the old rotten roofs and woods, have started replacing the roofs with new ones with the little money we have. We still have to put doors and windows before we can furnish the rooms with the needed equipment. We continue to need help to make the dream of these individuals come through. The world needs help, third world needs more help and these individuals need bigger help.
ACHI continues to see the need for a resource center, that is centrally located in Eastern Nigeria, that will serve the individuals with chronic diseases and diabetic ulcers. Our plan to have this building fixed is still in progress while we continue to look for resources to help us achieve our goal
The prevalence of diabetes is on the rise in Nigeria. According to the International Diabetes Federation, Nigeria has the highest number of people living with diabetes. Specifically, there are currently 3 million people living with disease ...and these numbers are expected to continue to rise. We are working to turn these buildings into a health resource center so we can provide reliable health care and health education to the people living in nearby villages
We are embarking on another mission trip this year and hope to start work at the site while we are there. Your words of encouragement, donations, and interest in our program has helped us to continue to go forward in our mission.
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