Nigeria: Healthcare Project, Gure

Healthcare Project, Gure Q3 2014 Report

January 15, 2015
Rotimi Salau and Jonathan White


Summary of Activities

Patient numbers continue to rise with the regular supply of medicine, supplies and lab reagents resulting currently in an average of more than 746 per week.


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Results &

Accomplishments


  • Clinic Treatment

    Site-specific Care

    Treatment of patients in the clinic focus on Malaria, Maternal Child healthcare, prenatal care and observation.


  • Health Outreach Continues

    Mothers and Children Benefit

    Maternal and Child Health outreach trainings being conducted for new mothers.


  • New Services for Community

    Dental Care

    Provision of dental care services for patients in the community.

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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

Q3 Report, 2014

8,962 patients treated

1,208 patients treated for malaria
835 patients required antenatal care & delivery
678 patients treated for typhoid fever
2,903 patients ages 0-5 years
3,545 patients ages 6-18 years

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Success

Stories

Musa Alhaji lays in bed after being rushed to the clinic

Musa Alhaji

Musa Alhaji, a resident of the Imam’s compound, and a citizen of Gure town was rushed to the clinic by a Good Samaritan. He was on his way to a nearby village when he was hit by a car. He was admitted to our clinic and treated accordingly for the wounds to his legs.

Rx: I.M. Pcm 300mg stat, TT vaccination inj 0.5ml stat, I.V. Gentamycin 80mg 8hrs x 5/7, I.M. TT 0.5 m/s stat (after test done)

child receiving blood transfusion

A child was brought in by his grandmother and presented with post-circumcision bleeding.

O/E, on examination: pale ++.

Rx: Blood transfusion with 1 unit of blood. Patient referred for further evaluation.

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