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Anambra, Nigeria

Initial Training

Oba is a town in Anambra, Nigeria, where preventable diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Interviews with medical professionals in the area revealed a huge health gap between the demand and supply of healthcare. Sick people fail to seek medical care because they cannot afford it or healthcare facilities are miles away. Thus, training locals as Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help bridge the gap between the supply and demand of healthcare resources.

Training Topics

  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Mental Health
  • First Aid
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Malaria

At the end of the training, these women were so empowered that they now understand how to prevent different preventable diseases in their community…And also what they can do while the diseases are present and when they have to take the patient to the doctor or refer the patient to the doctor. They felt so empowered and they kept on saying that this is what they need in the community, and the diseases that they were trained on were exactly what most of the diseases they have in the community. So, they know that this will help them to help themselves, their families, and their community.

– Mabel, IHELP Intern




October 2019

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Initial Training

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