A Free medical aid project was initiated to alleviate the suffering of the internally displaced persons from various parts of the country who reside in Abuja. The project aimed to provide a variety of medical and welfare assistance to the internally displaced persons which includes: Dental care, Eye care, general health consultation by medical personnel, HIV testing and counseling, Health promotion and maternal and child care, welfare and relief materials.
The target camps were; the Orozo camp located at Jikwoyi, the Kuchingogro camp located at Durumi in Apo and the Gongola camp located at Jabi off airport road all in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria.
The Camps, upon earlier assessments accommodated population sizes of: 400, 723 and 68 persons for the Orozo, Kuchingoro and Gongola camps respectively.
The free health care support commenced on the 8th – 10th August 2015, at Orozo, Kuchingoro and Gongola camps respectively at 8.am daily with the logistics team setting up the respective camp for the day’s activities also with the rest of the team of Doctors, Nurses counselors, Public health experts and Lab scientist well stationed at different corners . Each Camp had a total of eight(8) stations created namely: The Consulting room, Nurses Station, Pharmacy, Charity station (where relief materials such as uncooked and cooked food, clothes and shoes were given out), counseling, health promotion, Dentist, Ophthalmology and lab.
Daily activities starts with health promotion and education, to the nursing stations where their vitals were taken, then to the physicians down to Lab depending on the diagnosis made by the physician; Pharmacy for medication; counseling; Ear Nose & Throat for further check-up; Health promotion station where HIV testing and counseling was done alongside information on safe motherhood , child nutrition, breast feeding, malaria prevention and hygiene were disseminated and finally to the welfare station for their packages including Insecticide treated nets and nutritional supplement for children below five year old.
Special thanks to Pro-Health International Traffina Foundation for Community Health , TY Danjuma Foundation, The Nigerian Health Watch, The Light House Church , Youth for Peace Building & Dev. in Africa and Church Walls for completing this huge project.
We would like to partner with you to make the 3rd phase of this project a success.
Here are photos of the activities below.
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 ; IIE Alumni & Wagner College International Alumni 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.