HEALTH

Health is an integral part and parameter for development of a society and country. Unfortunately; health situation, infrastructure and basic health facilities are very poor in Nigeria. Health sector in Nigeria is in dire need of focused and cohesive work, so that the benefit reaches to the poor and marginalized as well

21% households of North Nigeria have at least one person with chronic disease

• Chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, cancer, liver cirrhosis, HIV, tuberculosis etc found in 23% of the patients surveyed

• Health situation in IDP camps is very critical, diarrhea and malnutrition are the biggest killers

• In Maiduguri’s biggest IDP camp at Bama, MSF team found that 19% children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition

• In IDP families 40% women are pregnant or lactating

OUR WORK

  • CIDAR with its partners has provided medical aid in IDP camps of Borno state including Maiduguri’s Bama camp
  • We have started organizing Free Health Check-up Camps in different states with like-minded partners
  • CIDAR has organized free health camp at Akamkpa LGA, Cross River state in collaboration with Wilmar
  • CIDAR has provided Free Health Check-up to 839 marginalized people including pregnant women and children