Serving the population of Gure
October 7, 2013
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.
- 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
- Borehole 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/ borehole 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 healthcare, and prenatal care and observation
- Maternal and Child Health trainings and outreach being conducted for new mothers
- Immunization of Newborns
- Treatment of Malnutrition cases in village outreach
- 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:
- Patient numbers continue to be high with the regular supply of medicine, supplies and lab reagents resulting in an average of 615 per week.
- A total of 7,384 patients were treated at the clinic during the Second Quarter 2013. 2,477 patients were children aged 5 and under.
- Weekly immunizations are being conducted.
- Basic Laboratory Reagents/Facilities: Basic laboratory tests are being conducted in the clinic to facilitate better health care delivery versus the previous referral to Ilorin.
Number served/number of direct project beneficiaries:
7,384 patients were treated at the clinic during the Second Quarter of 2013.