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AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE (ACHI). REPORT OF 2011 PROGRAM. INTRODUCTION. African Community Health Initiative (ACHI) has just concluded another medical outreach to 7 villages in Abia and Imo States.

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introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • African Community Health Initiative (ACHI) has just concluded another medical outreach to 7 villages in Abia and Imo States.
  • ACHI’s goal of improving the health of rural dwellers was re-enacted during the annual program with the health screening and health education.
  • Since her need assessment outreach at Umugolo in 2005, ACHI has covered over 12 villages in the two states
  • ACHI’s establishment of follow-up/maintenance program has ensured patients consistently check their blood pressure and sugar level and get their medications for the next one year.
2011 coverage
2011 Coverage
  • Program held from July 29th to August 10th
  • Communities covered are:
    • Aro-Ajatakiri, Ikwuano LGA, Abia State
    • Alaenyi-Ogwa, Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State
    • Avutu, Obowu LGA, Imo State
    • Amaorji, Nkwerre, Imo Sate
    • Amakaohia, Ihitte Uboma LGA, Imo State
    • Umugolo, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State
    • Umungwa, Obowu LGA, Imo State
overview of past programs
OVERVIEW OF PAST PROGRAMS
  • After then need assessment in 2005, ACHI lunched an annual Free Medical Mission.
    • In 2006, ACHI reached Umugolo
    • In 2007, ACHI reached Umugolo, Umueleke
    • In 2008, ACHI reached Umugolo, Ihitte Aforukwu, Aronta Mbutu
follow up
FOLLOW UP
  • ACHI Follow up/ Maintenance program is designed to run from August 2011 to July 2012
  • Patients will visit an ACHI Center in their village to carry out blood pressure and sugar checks
  • Patients will collect medication to last for one week
  • ACHI Follow-up Nurse visits community once a month to supervise & supply medication.
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