The Healthcare team of my local church, Jesus House London in collaboration with Aggiewindsor Foundation Trust is planning a free medical care mission to the local population in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
The health indicators for Nigeria are among the worst in the world. Nigeria shoulders 10% of the global disease burden and is making slow progress towards achieving the 2016 targets for the health related SDGs. The Nigerian health sector is facing a major human resources for health crisis with Mal-distribution of the available workforce, and the increasing “brain drain” resulting in shortage of critically needed health professionals (source: WHO).
Physicians in country: 39/100,000 population (source: WHO)
Nurses and midwifes: 124/100,000 population (Source: WHO)
How Can you help?
It has always been my desire to volunteer for charity work that will make a difference in the lives of people. My goal is to offer administrative and support services on this medical mission. However, I need your support to cover for the £1500.00 cost of this trip which will cater for accommodation and transportation costs. Your financial support will contribute towards meeting Nigeria's healthcare needs.
During the mission trip we will offer healthcare
services from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday from the 21st to 31st of May, 2016 including: Primary
care clinics - treating common conditions like Hypertension, malaria,
gastroenteritis, skin conditions etc. Health promotion advice sessions, Minor surgery screening, Dental clinics and Cervical cancer screening.
Aggiewindsor Trust was founded by Ms Emelda Duke in March 2013, a specialist Nurse trained in London with a passion to make a difference in people's lives and improving healthcare service and raising awareness of key health problems in Calabar.