Health  Nigeria Project #29054

Strengthening Primary Health Care Service Delivery

by Real Medicine Foundation Vetted since 2015


Nigeria has the 4th lowest survival rate of children under five out of 191 countries, a child mortality rate of 140 per 1,000, and a maternal mortality rate accounting for 10% of the global burden of maternal deaths. RMF will provide support to the only existing primary health center in Gure District, as well as expanding the medical and laboratory services available. The facilitation of community health outreaches will support increased community acceptance and attendance at the health center.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.



Organization Information

Real Medicine Foundation

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Ufuoma Ejughemre
Los Angeles, CA United States

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