Rural Health Mission Nigeria

"Eliminating Barriers to Quality Healthcare Access"

Rural Health Mission Nigeria Lunches New Project “Raise A Healthy Child” in Gombe

This is a five year community project of RHEMN which focuses on providing basic healthcare services to pregnant women and children below five years.
The project Objectives includes;
To educate women with basic knowledge of child nutrition and food preparation using local resources
To support women and children with essential vitamin supplements for healthy pregnancy and normal child growth
To create awareness about malaria preventive measures
To provide prophylactic treatment of malaria for pregnant women and curative treatment for children of 5 years and below
The project which was launched on 17th December 2016 is intended to last for five years (till 2022) with twice outing every year (6 months interval), but this will be a pilot study as we intend to expand the project to other communities after a successful first round.
This project is focusing on women and children and our aim is to address the issue of maternal and child mortality in these communities and our intervention will focus on:
1. Provision of the minimum of six months dosage of antenatal post natal supplement for pregnant and women intending to conceive to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy
2. Administration of vitamin A supplements and antiworms to children of 5 years and below to prevent malnutrition and ensure healthy growth
3. Provision of curative antimalarials for children below 5yrs and prophylactic antimalarials for pregnant women to maintain a healthy and safe pregnancy
4. Health talk, role play and demonstration of food preparation using local resources and preparation of infant and choldren diets to maintain healthy child growth
5. Provision of subsidized sterile delivery kits to ensure safe home birth with less complication
6. Training and Empowering traditional birth attendants and community health workers to provide them with basic knowledge to detect early signs of complications in pregnancy and facilitate quick referral to prevent complications and dead during child birth.
In Gombe, the project covered six communities including: Jauro Abbare, Kagarawal, Nassarawo, Gabukka, Manawachi and Ungwan Uku

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