Nigeria: Healthcare Project, Gure

Healthcare Project, Gure Q1 2014 Report

June 19, 2014
Rotimi Salau and Jonathan White


Summary of Activities

RMF/WCF’s presence has strengthened the faith in the Gure Clinic. Healthcare provision is being continuously improved; a continued focus on the improvement of relationships between the community and all involved parties is being kept. Weekly immunizations are maintained and regular maternal and child health as well as hygiene clinics are being held for new mothers. Word of the regular restocking of medicine and medical supplies has spread through the entire surrounding community and the clinic is now seeing more than 690 patients per week.


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Results &

Accomplishments

  • patient treated in nigeria clinic

    Free healthcare

    690 patients per week

    Patient numbers continue to rise with the regular supply of medicine, supplies and lab reagents resulting currently in an average of more than 690 per week.

  • Maternal health seminar in Nigeria clinic

    Basic Medicine and Supplies Purchased

    Weekly Immunizations

    RMF is providing medicines and medical supplies to the Gure Clinic in 3-month cycles, more often when needed. Weekly immunizations are maintained and regular maternal and child health as well as hygiene clinics are being held for new mothers.

  • Lab supplies

    Basic Laboratory Reagents/Facilities

    Lab Supplies purchased

    Basic laboratory tests are being conducted in the clinic to facilitate better health care delivery versus the previous referral to Ilorin.

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Background

& Objectives

Background

Nigeria has the 4th lowest survival rate of children under five out of 191 countries, a child mortality rate of 140 of 1000, and a maternal mortality rate accounting for 10% of the global burden of maternal deaths.

Real Medicine Foundation has partnered with the Kwara State Ministry of Health, The Nigerian Youth Service Corps and Gure Gwassoro Ward Development Committee to support the long abandoned Gure Model Health Center. Situated near the Nigerian/Benin Republic border, the clinic is the only access to healthcare for a population of 154,376 in the Baruteen Local Government area and its surrounding towns. RMF has been funding facility upgrades, providing medicines, medical equipment, and local staff to increase and strengthen its capacity to deliver best practice western medicine and critical maternal child health care services.


Objectives
  • Human capacity building and upgrade of the clinic for better health care delivery
  • Provide regular medicines and medical supplies to the clinic
  • Provide support to existing medical personnel
  • Investigate solar electrical supply
  • Borehole for drinking water and water to clinic
  • Review urgent needs to increase the quantity of patients treated and quality of treatment
  • Prepare larger project quotes for capacity improvement (solar power/ borehole drilling)
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Numbers

Served

Q1 Report, 2014

8,291 patients treated

1,145 patients treated for malaria
776 patients required antenatal care & delivery
602 patients treated for typhoid fever
2,776 patients ages 0-5 years
3,068 patients ages 6-18 years

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Success

Stories

Hadijat Musa and Her Mother

Hadijat Musa

Hadijat Musa, a child of 18 months, was brought by her mother to the Gure Hospital from Dangoru village, a village in the Republic of Benin, a distance of 68km.

Hadijat presented with fever, cough, catarrh, loss of appetite. O/E: not pale, chest and abdomen not clear, temp 38oC, pulse 100, RR 20.

Hadijat was treated with i.m. Chloroq inj 1ml x3/7, imp cm inj 1/2 stat, Ampiclox, Pcm syr 1tds 3/7, B CO syr 1tds x5/7, Vit C syr 1tds. She was discharged healthy and fully recovered.

Hajara Musa Recovers at the Clinic

Hajara Musa

Hajara Musa from Kosubosu visited the Gure Clinic for an antenatal check-up and presented with general body pain.

Observations: in painful distress, not pale, anicteric, afebrile, not dehydrated. Abdomen: gravid uterus v/s PR 84bpm, BP120/80, RR 24, Plan-MP 1+.

She was diagnosed with malaria in pregnancy, treated with the following: 1m Pcm 600mg stat, Tab Quinine 600mg tds x3/7, Tab Pcm tds x3/7, Tab Vit B cos T tds, Tab Folic acid T daily x2/52, Tab Fersolate T tds x2/5, and discharged fully recovered.

Shero Lafia Receives Treatment

Shero Lafia

Shero Lafia, a 30-year-old man from Kpergobi village, a distance of 15km, came to the Gure Clinic reporting diarrhea and vomiting for 2 days.

Shero Lafia, a 30-year-old man from Kpergobi village, a distance of 15km, came to the Gure Clinic reporting diarrhea and vomiting for 2 days.

Observations: Sunken eyes, dry lips, dehydrated ++. He was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and malaria; his treatment included: Flagyl infusion 500mg st, Cipro infusion 200mg st, normal saline drip. 500ml stat, then 1L 8hrly.St, Xtapen 2 amp st., Pcm inj 600mg amp st, Chloroq inj 4ml x 2/7, Tetracyclin capsule 2tds x 5/7, ORS x 2 sachets. Under treatment, the patient recovered quickly and was discharged in good health.

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