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Thematic Areas

Health

Globally, significant progress has been made in improving the health of millions of people such as, increasing life expectancy, reducing maternal and child mortality and fighting against leading communicable diseases including in Sub-Saharan Africa.

However, in Nigeria, there is still so much to be done. For instance, according to the Federal Ministry of Health, it has one of the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the world with over 40,000 maternal deaths occurring yearly. Among women, there is a high rate of communicable diseases such as Hepatitis A & B, HIV/AIDS, STDs and non-communicable diseases including diabetes and hypertension which go unreported. Thousands of children still die from preventable diseases like malaria, fever, and diarrhea.

The prevalence of these diseases and deaths occur in remote areas where chronic poverty fosters unhygienic living conditions. Rural populations lack access to health care services; some villages have no primary health clinics (PHCs) and if there are any, is usually overcrowded, ill-equipped and understaffed. Since most cannot afford to travel to the urban areas to receive quality healthcare, they are left to fate.

JHF realizes the urgent need to pay utmost attention to the health of women in vulnerable situations. That is why we are working to promote good health and wellbeing of women, girls and children as Sustainable Development Goal 3 demands. Specifically, with our team of health professionals, we embark on health campaigns that include reproductive health education, general body check-ups, screening tests, deworming of children and dispensing of medications. Our long term goal is to set up PHCs in communities in dire need to improve access to quality essential health-care services these populations.

Our Health Services Activities

Zhidu Community Health Outreach

JHF team with Chief of Zhidu community- HRH Chief Goni Philip.

Women and Children arriving and taking seats for Health awareness and screening programme.

The Founder- Pharm (Mrs.) Chuka Juliet addressing the community dwellers

Pharmacist explaining benefits of deworming and clean environment to women and children.

Pharmacist explaining how to prepare ORS (Oral Rehydration salts), showing the quantity of water to be measured for each preparation.

Laboratory Scientist taking blood sample from a child for rapid malaria test.

Pharmacist dispensing medications (Antimalarial, ORS sachets and worm expeller) to participants.

Sabolugbe Community Health Outreach

Pharmacist explaining what worm infestation is and the benefits of deworming especially children.

JHF team with the Chief of Sabolugbe Community.

JHF team member addressing the women in their local language.

Different Activities During Health Screening Outreach in Sabolugbe Community, FCT, Abuja.

Laboratory Scientist taking blood sample for malaria screening.

Pharmacist teaching the women preparation of Oral Rehydration Solution

Woman volunteered to explain the ORS procedure to her fellow women in their local dialect.

Woman volunteered to explain the ORS procedure to her fellow women in their local dialect.

Pharmacist dispensing drugs (antimalarial) to the participants.

Pharmacist dispensing drugs (antimalarial) to the participants.

Pharmacist deworming children with Anthelmintic (Albendazole tablets and syrups).

Pharmacist deworming children with Anthelmintic (Albendazole tablets and syrups).