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After all dia struggle, Umuka people still never get better Healthcare


The Talkhealth9ja and Make Our Hospital work team dey go round Ebonyi to make sure say people understand wetin dem suppose do to upgrade or build dia health centres.

Di Umuka people collect dis advice so dem go fit give dia people better Healthcare and we get di complete success story from dem.

Umuka village have suffered lack of proper medical personnel despite having come together to erect a functioning health facility for their people.

The health centre was entirely built by the community, furnished to the best of their capability with support from prominent people from and outside the community.

They made sure to provide basic equipment, security, helped in renovating some parts of the center as well as sanitation of the health center environment and repairing of the solar lights for lightening.

Unfortunately because of their inability to provide a proper residential facility for an expert medical personnel, they only come to visit on a breeze in, breeze out basis.

Though there is a nurse who comes in daily, on a 9 – 5 arrangement.

Their health committee was however strengthened as a result of the consistent advocacy by the TalkHealth Real Media Ltd through their Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA) sponsored Radio show in Ebonyi tagged TalkHealth 9ja Radio Show where they campaigned fervently for the formation of Community/Village Health Committee and strengthening of existing ones as required by the National Health Act 2014 and referenced in the Ward Health System developed by the Government of Nigeria.

A sensitization program was then organized by the Make Our Hospital Work team in collaboration with talkhealth 9ja with support from OSIWA to properly educate and guide their activities in renovating and maintaining their primary healthcare centre.

To this effect, a townhall meeting was organized.

The townhall meeting focused on sensitization of the attendees, the villagers, on the need for support from the villagers for the maintenance and renovation of their primary healthcare centre.

The villagers pledged to take responsibility for some items after the need list was read out loud.

A gift of customized Make Our Hospital Work hand washing bucket with stand and examination couch was presented by the Okposi Make Our Hospital Work Campaign led by the team lead, Dr Raphael Okeke to the village.

With the few items gifted by the Make Our Hospital Work team and the pledges made by the villagers, the health committee has been strengthened and promised to reach out to political aspirants from the communities for support in the health sector rather than collect foodstuffs like before.

The youths have actively started participating in all the activities needed to make their health centre.

The health committee also health educates Umuka people and also enlightens them to promote healthy living by organizing seminars, teaching classes and sanitation exercises.

The sanitation is geared towards clean environment.

This was made possible by the Make Our Hospital Work campaign in partnership with OSIWA and presented by Talkhealth9ja Media vigorously carried out in the community.


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