Nigeria

Nigeria: Q1/2011: Gure Clinic Progress Report

March 27, 2011

Project Goal:

Upgrade of the existing clinic and managing of the clinic according to WCF/RMF’s global standards, improving hygiene, function and safety as well as standard of medical operations; restore community faith in clinic’s operations.

   

Project 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
  • Bore Hole 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/Bore Hole Drilling)

Summary of RMF/WCF-sponsored activities carried out during the reporting period under each project objective:

  • Treatment of patients at the clinic, focusing on Malaria, Diabetes and Prenatal care and observation
  • Continued purchase and delivery of medicine and medical supplies
  • Completion of painting interior
  • Plan to provide Dental care services for patient in the community
  • Provision of incentives for Mr. Salau and Dr. Adeniran
  • Plan to provide facilities and chemical reagents for the Clinic laboratory
   

Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:

  • Purchase and delivery of medicine and medical supplies to the clinic
  • Completion of painting
  • Continued the significant increase in patient turnout due to key medicine supplies and increased motivation of staff. Patient numbers have continued to remain very high. Payments of remuneration/incentives to Mr. Rotimi Salau, Dr. Adeniran
   

Number served/number of direct project beneficiaries:

We continue to see high patient turnout due to the availability of key medicine supplies and increased motivation of staff. Patient numbers have stayed consistent with the high numbers seen at the end of the Fourth Quarter.
 

 Success Stories:

Fatima Tako presented with a history of generalized body pain, dizziness and headache on examination, her blood pressure was 180/110 mmhg. An assessment of malaria with elevated blood pressure was made. She was placed on anti-malarial medication, hematinics and anti hypertensive drugs (Moduretic, Methyldopa) and there was significant improvement after just a few days.

Jumai Idris is a pregnant woman who presented with a history of generalized body pain and dizziness.  On examination, she the fundal height was 32cm and the fetal heart rate was regular.
She was placed on anti-malarial, analgesics and hematinics and she recovered quickly.

Muibat Kora presented with a history of generalized body pain, high body temperature and epigastric pain. On examination, there was epigastric tenderness; an assessment of malaria with peptic ulcer disease was made. She was placed on anti malaria medication (i.m. Quinine, Pyrimethamine sulfadoxine), Tab Cimetidine and Gelusil. Her condition improved quickly.

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