Traffina Foundation for Community Health and Pro-Health International has been at the front line providing FREE HEALTH CARE , Welfare , Education and Psychological support for the internally displaced persons including the pregnant mothers & Under 5 year old in Orozo, Kuje , New Kuchingoro and Sabo Kuchingoro all in FCT Abuja.
The insurgency crisis in North East and neighboring states including FCT has left many to resettle outside their home town, many has also lost family members , properties and other valuables due to the crisis . This challenge has also left many young people to depend on various forms of hard drugs just to forget the traumatic experience watching the killing of many family members .
Nigerians are being forced into displaced camps as more conflicts erupt in various parts of the country apart from the fact that the environment is bushy, all kinds of diseases spread in the camp and the people are still exposed to serious insecurity and houses are constructed with polymer bags with huge challenges and poor ventilation.
In most IDP Camps there is nothing like water ; they depend on stream water to survive. Though government has promised to provide better place and accommodation with water, electricity, health centre and other basic amenities, residents are still very hopeful.
While waiting for the government , some good Nigerians & NGOs like Traffina Foundation , Pro-Health International ,Youth for Peace Building & Development in Africa with support from TY Danjuma Foundation have commenced free health care , welfare and psychological support .
During the assessment to commence second phase of free health care support, the Internally displaced Persons are still appealing to the government to come to their aid by providing water to avoid spread of diseases in the camp, good shelter and also assist in reconstructing their communities that have been pulled down, so that the people can return to their communities”
But the way things are presently most of them cannot go to their communities because their homes have been destroyed. .
However LEADERSHIP Weekend in its earlier report on Oct 25, 2014 4:06 am contacted the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) for clarification, the commission said Nigeria had about 725,977 displaced persons living in various camps across the country, with Borno and Taraba States having 257, 694 and 108, 515 IDPs respectively.
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About Traffina Foundation for Community Health
Traffina Foundation for Community Health (TFCH) is a Nigerian based non-profit Youth engaged organization committed towards reducing the High Maternal , Newborn and Child mortality and morbidity rate in Nigeria/Africa through provision various free life -saving Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services to vulnerable pregnant mothers and newborn living in poor rural communities who are not able to afford or access quality maternal health care during pregnancy and delivery, Production and distribution of Moms & Newborn Delivery kits , Training of Midwives Nurses /Doctors / Traditional Birth attendants and women empowerment programs for women living in rural communities. TFCH also provides Free health care and support for Internally Displaced Persons affected by insurgency in Nigeria.
TFCH is founded by Chinomnso Traffina Ibe a Nurse Midwife, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow & 2013 Maternal Health Young Champion Fellow who through her passion to save lives , has inspired and drawn many Nigerian youths and women to be committed in saving lives of pregnant women, new mothers & newborn from preventable pregnancy and delivery complications and death.