VMC COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING PROJECT IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Residents of the Numan community of Yola in Adamawa State, Northern Nigeria, have been constant beneficiaries of the medical services provided by members of the Volunteer Medical Corps, Yola Chapter, through their community volunteering project.

Many of them have been living with chronic non-communicable diseases; like hypertension, diabetes, while others have been managed for infectious diseases and common childhood diseases. Services such as general medical examination, antenatal care for pregnant women, various screenings tests, as well as medications were provided to over 200 families. The children were not left out as anti-helminthic(deworming) medications were administered to them to prevent anemia and malnutrition.

 

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Everyone should have access to food, water, clothes, shelter, and good health care services, all of which are listed among the most basic human survival needs.

But sadly, this is not the case of some people especially those in the northern part of Nigeria, where health care services are very poor, and residents have to take walks or travel long distances, sometimes as far as 12 kilometers to gain access to the nearest healthcare center for medical attention.

The insurgency has contributed to the destruction and deterioration of many health care facilities in northern Nigeria and avoidable deaths among the vulnerable population including pregnant women and children are linked to reduced health care access.

Through your support for the VMC's Good Deeds Campaign and her community volunteering projects, we can help to ensure more of these families have access to better care.

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Everyone should have access to food, water, clothes, shelter, and good health care services