Gure is a subsistence farming community in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Gure has just one public primary health care facility, the Gure Model Health Centre, which provides access to health care for a population of 154,376 in the Baruten Local Government Area and its surrounding villages, as well as communities in neighboring Benin Republic. Capacity building of medical staff is required, as well as medications and other supplies for the clinic.
RMF will provide clinic upgrades and health worker training, ensure an ongoing supply of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, construct a borehole to provide the clinic and surrounding communities with clean water, and research the feasibility of solar electricity supply. The Gure clinic treats approximately 28,000 patients per year. The cost of operations is US$6,878 per month. Each biannual community outreach activity, which targets over 5,000 people, costs US$5,000.
Funding support is required to continue the clinic's services, facilitate necessary upgrades, and ensure quality of healthcare staffing and equipment. Improvements will ensure health care is reaching a population of 154,376 persons resulting in happier, healthier communities better equipped to challenge the cycle of poverty. Community outreach activities will increase the reach of health messages, as well as working to restore community confidence in the clinic's operations.