Here we have set a new record for monthly deliveries with 316 in the health centers and another 19 after referral during the month of April. We are now the biggest player in primary healthcare and maternal health in Ebonyi State. The viral post i told you about has 1,247,000 reach and 45,000 comments, so that has contributed to lifting our profile in southeast Nigeria. We are currently doing construction in four different locations.
But here is a list of medical equipment that we need to get in the next days and weeks. If Antola Foundation would be interested in giving a small grant for USD 1000 or 2000 it can go a long way. You can either select the items you like to sponsor, or you can give a donation in general towards the purchase of equipment.
I am also sending a Powerpoint presentation that presents in a general way, our Water and Sanitation Program. USD 2000 (or even USD 1947) will be enough for us to provide safe water to remote rural village. It will include village sensitization, training of WASHCOM (Water Sanitation and Hygiene Committee), geophysical survey, provision of toolbox for maintenance, drilling the borehole, casting of platform, and installation of hand pump.
We have dozens of villages that have applied. We are looking to one village called Ojegbe next week before the heavy rains set in. It is located in the project area of Mgbalukwu Health Center which opened in November. If we can’t do it soon, the rains will make access impossible until the dry season that will start in November.
Other programs we are seeking funds for:
Blood bank – due to regular urgent need for blood transfusions for obstetric and pediatric emergencies, we have started Blood Donor Club comprised of University Students. We are looking to setting up a small blood bank in the AMURT office. For this we require a special fridge, if possible solar (due to electrical network being so unstable in Nigeria).
Scholarships – we provide scholarships for the most talented and dedicated of the young health worker trainees from our health center.
Emergency assistance – as our reputation spreads and the volume of patients coming to our clinic increases, we encounter more and more emergency cases. Most of the patients are rural farmers and have no chance of paying for life saving surgery. Every month we have many obstetric emergencies that end in cesarean section. And we also have a number pediatric surgeries. We are looking for funds to support this. The most direct way of saving lives.
The project was to drill a borehole for water supply to the Uloanwu Health Center, in Nigeria.
The borehole was drilled and provides not the water for the health center. An overhead tank has been built to hold the water that is distributed to the building with funds from other sponsors.