Report on Gombe Health Outreach

The Gombe health outreach is a #Health4AllByAll project of Rural Health Mission Nigeria aimed at influencing community action toward achieving quality healthcare in Rural communities. The project also utilizes community resources with full participation of the community thereby promoting public health.

Gombe Health Outreach was a 3-day event organized in collaboration with the Nigeria Muslim forum, UK (NMFUK) at Women and Children Hospital Gombe from February 11th – 13th 2020.

At the end of day3 of the event; a total of 1129 patients were seen as out-patients and treated for various ailments including; malaria, back pain etc, about 200 screened for hepatitis B infection, 100 screened for HIV infection, over 200 screened for diabetes and over 600 screened for hypertension. 500 patients were screened for eye conditions and 130 given free reading glasses.

41 patients had surgeries (minor) including hernierrhaphy, lump excisions, wound debridements etc. About 11 patients referred for various cases beyond outreach management. All surgical patients were discharged home as they were stable post operatively.

over 65 volunteers participated in this outreach including Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Lab. scientists, public health officers etc.

The event was a successful one.

Kindly view photos and videos from the outreach via this link: Field Photos

To read the full report, please download Gombe Outreach Report