The Free Medical Mission Programme which started out as the Care for Life Quarterly Free Medical Week’’ (a sub-project of the Care for Life Programme) has over time evolved into a full programme. It is designed to provide succor to the ailing and indigent in our rural communities by ensuring that they gain access to quality health care services. The need to singularly address various health needs of the people has brought about the development of specialized health projects and interventions.
What We Do?
We provide medical assistance to the needy in rural communities in Nigeria, where health facilities are inadequate. The main project under this program is the free medical care mission which is held quarterly and lasts for five days at a time. Activities during the mission include treatment of various ailments (such as malaria, cold, etc), ophthalmic care, dental care, surgical operations and administration of free medication. At least three thousand persons attend each free medical mission programme.
IN-SCHOOL/COMMUNITY BASED DE-WORMING EXERCISE
The objective of this project is geared towards improving the quality of life for children aged between 3-11 years and to minimize the health risk of parasitic infections caused by Helminthes, which are commonly known as fat worms, tape worms, ring worms and hook worms. This project was initially designed as a school-based de-worming project but later evolved to Community based de-Worming.
FREE VISION CARE
This intervention promotes good vision for all and helps prevent some of the conditions that could impair the sight of individuals.
SPECIAL VISION CARE
This intervention is targeted to assist people that require special medical attention but are unable to do so due to lack of required funds.
We have also, over the years, assisted several persons to access specialized medical care ranging from kidney transplant, fibroid operations, cleft-lip repair ’rare’ foot ulcer that required a skin graft and intensive dressing amongst many others.
Our team comprises full time staff that do the advance preparatory work for each mission project. We are lucky to receive volunteered assistance from General Medical Practitioners, Gynecologists, Dentists, Pediatricians, Opticians, Radiologists, Surgeons, Nurses, Pharmacists and other medical practitioners for each of the missions we undertake. We also have non-medical volunteers who assist with organization and management.