Nigeria: Q4/2011: Gure Clinic Progress Report
March 19, 2012
Real Medicine Foundation, supported by World Children’s Fund, has partnered with the Kwara State Ministry of Health, the Nigerian Youth Service Corps and the Gure Gwassoro Ward Development Committee to support the previously abandoned Gure Model Health Center. Situated near the Nigeria/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. Patients even cross the border from the Benin Republic to seek treatment at the clinic. Nigeria has the 4th lowest survival rate of children under five out of 191 countries, a child mortality rate of 140 per 1,000, and a maternal mortality rate accounting for 10% of the global burden of maternal deaths.
Our ongoing efforts are the continual upgrade of the existing clinic and managing of the clinic according to RMF/WCF’s global standards, improving hygiene, function and safety as well as standard of medical operations; restore community faith in clinic’s operations.
- 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, Maternal Child care, and prenatal care and observation
- Provision of Medical Laboratory services
- Continued purchase and delivery of medicines and medical supplies
- Provision of Dental care services for patients in the community
Results and/or accomplishments achieved during this reporting period:
Essential medicine supplies were purchased to last from late January through late April 2012 and have been delivered at the clinic.
Cleaning Supplies and Malaria Nets:
Anti-Malarial treated nets, disinfectants, and detergents (Izal, Omo and Detol) to last 4 months (late January–April 2012) were purchased and delivered at the clinic to maintain the required hygiene standards.
Dental Care Supplies:
Based on the recommendation of Dentist Dr. Adeniran more Dental Care Consumables were purchased in January to last through late April 2012, and delivered to the clinic.
Basic Laboratory Reagents/Facilities:
We had reactivated the laboratory in the clinic by the purchase of basic reagents and facilities. Basic laboratory tests are being conducted in the clinic to facilitate better health care delivery versus the previous referral to Ilorin.
Additional laboratory reagents to facilitate the diagnoses of diseases to ultimately improve Health Care Delivery have been purchased in January 2012 and delivered at the clinic. The procured reagents will last for 3 months (late January–late April 2012).
Number served/number of direct project beneficiaries:
6,261 patients were treated in the Fourth Quarter