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Overview of Healthcare Center
Conditions of Health Centers 1

VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Fact finding mission of the condition of health Care Centers
in the rural areas of Nigeria.

VINMABEL Women Comprehensive Health Foundation outreach visited the following Primary Health Care Centers:
  1. Nnewi South Primary Health Care Center at Amichi, Anambra State Nigeria.
  2. Ichida Primary Health Care Center, Ichida Aniocha LGA of Anambra State Nigeria.
  3. Ebenesi Primary Care Center, Nnobi Idemmili LGA of Anambra State Nigeria.
  4. Awka -Etiti Health Center, Idemmili LGA of Anambra State Nigeria.

VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation fact finding mission was focused on finding the problems of the dilapidating stages of our health care facilities and how we will work with you and other Governmental agencies to improve health care in general in Nigeria. Methodology on this fact finding mission was based on VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Great Progress Team Visit for home inspection of the facility and direct interview with the admitted patients as well as the management staffs of each Health Care Centers. Our inspection covers the structural integrity and the conditions of the interior, exterior, furniture's and equipment's of each Health Care Center facility. Our Great Progress team: videoed and documented all interview on Problems and needs as indicated by the management staffs along with the admitted patients for child birth in each health Care centers. The visit covers the structural integrity of each Health Care Center facility, habitability and the conditions of the interior as well as exterior of the facility. The need assessment covers all aspects associated with the basics needs and equipment's to run Health Care Center that facilitate the existence of such establishment. Direct problem and needs as indicated by the management staffs along with the admitted patients for child birth in a documented interviewed with video at each of the Health Centers. Below are the detailed Inspection conducted and information documented in this report and video from each visit to five of the Health Centers visited in rural Areas of some State in Nigeria.

Our Great Progress Team first visit was to;

Nnewi Sought Motherless Babies home Daycare Center at Amichi in Anambra State. After a thorough review and analysis of the facility, our team comments on the following:

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The building is old; it need total make-up /renovation.
The roof showed major signs of corrosion in various areas that indicates possible leakage
The need for major repairs is observed on parts of the building's roofing.
The buildings in the facility needed new makeover paint both exterior and interior to lighten up the building. There is a Small size of plastic 1,000 liters of water tank at the back indicating lack of water for child birth basic needs.

No electric lights in the entire facility for needs especially at night.

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The needs and usage of mosquito nets is evident as shown in the picture for each bed. Mattresses are thin with most bed stacked up with double mattresses for comfort. No bed sheets/linen seen on most of the beds. There is no storage facility near the bedside for each patient's usage during their stay at the Health Center.

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Video Interview:
During the visit, our team was able to interview a patient at the Health Center who just had a baby delivered two days prior to the interview date. She has the following things to say:
  • No quarters for the nurses to stay at night at the Health Centers
  • No medications available for patients.(Patients buy their medications)
  • No water to clean up after child birth.
  • No functional toilet available to use.
  • No functional bathrooms.(Patients take showers outside at night.)
Conditions of Health Centers 2

VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Fact finding mission of the condition of health Care Centers
in the rural areas of Nigeria
The second Health Center Our Great progress team visited;
Ichida Primary Health Center

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The second Health Center visited was Ichida Primary Health Care Center in Anambra State Nigeria;

The Health Center performs the following services;
  • Ante-Natal Clinic , Family Planning and New born Baby Deliveries
  • Medical treatment for both adult and children and Children Immunization

After thorough review and analysis of the facility OUR GREAT GROGRESS team have the following observation and comment to make;

The health center look neatly kept but the building need complete renovation and furnishing. The roof needs complete change. The front of the building entrance need HAND RAILING. There is hurricane lantern posted at a higher elevation to indicate to people that the center is open round the clock especially at night in the absence of electric light. So definitely they need electricity, or at least stand by generator.

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  • Major parts of the ceiling were removed, some of them showing signs of collapsing.
  • There are ceiling fans and signs of wired ceiling light but it appear it has not been used because of unavailability of light.
  • There is no water (Bore-hole) or electricity.
  • Interior doors are in terrible bad shape and need replacements.
  • Most of the windows at the back need replacement as well.
  • There are no patient transportation beds. No examination tables/beds.

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Conditions of Health Centers 3

VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Fact finding mission of the condition of health Care Centers
in the rural areas of Nigeria.

The third health care center visited:
The third visit was to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Primary Health Care Center; Ebenesi Nnobi in Idemili LGA of Anambra State.

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Our Great progress team observed the following, after visiting the health center;
  • The building in the facility seems in a fair condition from outside with louver glass windows, half of the glass windows are missing. They are all need to be replaced.
  • The building need total renovation. It also need Hand railings in the entrance of the building.
  • The building roofing appears to have leakage problem.
  • The compound is poorly maintained and do not look like a health care infrastructure.
  • A large portion of the Health Center building ceiling is missing or damaged.
  • The interior part of the building is in a very poor state with wooden benches everywhere.
  • No refrigerators, no electricity or generator.
  • There are some broken doors and un-functional doors inside the Health Center.
  • There is no storage facility for both the patients' overnight stay and the management
  • The child birth delivery room is in a very bad state that requires immediate attention
  • No electricity or trace of any wired electric light outlets were visible.
  • Medication syringes were seen improperly stored creating an unsafe environment.
  • They store their medication on a table at the corner of the delivery room.
  • Open medication are seal with bandages. Some Medication bottles are seen partially open without proper refrigeration or medicine cabinets for sanitation reasons.

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VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Fact finding mission of the condition of health Care Centers
in the rural areas of Nigeria.

POOR Medication Storage

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TO SEE THE REAL VEDIO INTERVIEW ORGANISED AND CONDUCTED BY OUR GREAT PROGRESS TEAM
Visit our web-site: www.vinmabelhealth foundation.org.

Our interviews with the Health Center Director & patient have the same respond.

Here are some of the things they said:

Availability of water for usage seems to be inadequate where water are channeled from the roof eves to a make shift concrete water tank and metal tank and metal tank that are being constructed and installed behind the building.

Patients do not have places to shower. The non-functional improvised area allows patients to take their bath outside the building at night only.

Toilet is also a major concern as there are no functional toilets for the patients to use in the Health Center.

The uncompleted building structure and dilapidated building behind the main building are proposed kitchen and bathroom.

They require more literature to supplement the inadequate information on childbirth posters displayed on the wall.

In Conclusion, women comprehensive Health Foundation Directors will like to express our The VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation heartfelt thanks to the management of the Health Care Centers;
  • Nnewi South Motherless Babies Homes & Day Care in Amichi, Anambara State
  • Ichida Primary Health Care Center in Ichida L.G.A., Anambra state
  • National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Primary Health Care Center in Ebenesi, Anambra State
  • Awka - Etiti Primary Health Care Center,

For granting our great progress Team representative the privilege to conduct a video tour of the health care center facility.

VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation interview some member of their staff and patients at HEALTH CENTERS, to enable our Team to get an insight of the state of the health care centers in our States for charitable project VINMABELproposalWomen comprehensive health foundation would like to applaud each staff . VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation and management of the above listed Local Health Centers' in the marvelous work they are doing in attending to every patient who came in for either treatment, consultation and child birth delivery despite the unbelievable circumstances of lack of basic need to sustain health center especially in the rural areas of some States in Nigeria.

As I have said before, the pictures in this report are real pictures showing the state of astonishing and under equipped conditions facing all local community hospitals/ maternity homes/ health care centers in some of States Nigeria State.

We, the WCHF and all Nigerians in Diaspora, can take a bold step towards "Improving VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation Medical Care in Nigeria." VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation vision is not only to build a secure and conducive health Centers for women in Nigeria but also to create awareness so that other organization & Governmental agencies will support medical programs. We want to see in years to come the experience & achievement of VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation duplicated on a large scale to accomplish the work of eradicating Weak/poor medical programs in Nigeria.

Thanking you for your support; you can donate online at our web-site: www.vinmabelhealthfoundation.org.

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