A community project tagged “Raise a healthy child” was lunched on 17/12/16 in six communities in Gombe including; Jauro Abare, Kagarawal, Nassarawo, Gabukka, Unguwa Uku and Manawachi communities.
A statement by the CEO of the organization said the project is to address the menace of maternal and child mortality and improve access to healthcare service in Nigeria.
The organization strives to provide access basic health care services in ruraland hard-to-reach communities including under served areas across Nigeria.
Similar project are ongoing is several communities across the country; “This organization have implemented similar projects in several communities since its establishment including but not limited to Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State, communities in Jalingo LGA, Deba in Gombe State etc”
The project recorded tremendous success as the statement indicates; “Over the period of three weeks we were able to reach out to the total of 5513 women and children out of the 8000 targeted across the six communities”
The organization also identified few social challenges affecting health in these communities and are working to address them; “During our assessment tour in the six communities, we identified few social challenges affecting access to quality health care in those communities that need urgent attention. Among the challenges were poor water supplies in Nassarawo, Kagarawal and Manawachi maternity clinics, lack of functional laboratory facilities to run quick diagnostic tests such as PCV, Malaria etc. in Nassarawo clinic”.
“At the organizational level, we were able to secure the drilling of one borehole in Kagarawal maternity by a good Samaritan and efforts are made to complete the construction of a laboratory facility in Nassarawo maternity and construction of temporal consulting rooms in Manawachi maternity clinic.”
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