Project #9769

Resource center for chronic disease management

by African community health intiative
Sep 24, 2012

Resource Center Project

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.     

  • Isi  Ogbebor
    Isi Ogbebor That's great....where in Nigeria is this Resource centre located, pls?
    • 3 years ago
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    QUEEN The resource center is located in a rural village of Amakohia in Ihitte/Uboma LGA Imo State Nigeria. It has a good access road which makes it easily accessible to everyone that needs the services they provide or will be providing after completion
    • 3 years ago
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African community health intiative

Location: Woodbury, MN - USA
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WOODBURY, MN United States

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