Residents of a nation –both in rural and urban areas – are a pre-condition for economic development not a bye-product, therefore it is only safe to assume that the quality of health plays a major role in the socio-economic development of a nation.
Preventable diseases such as Non-communicable diseases (NCD) affect not only individuals, but also communities and countries by strangling macro-economic development and keeping the nation in chronic poverty. Third world countries like Nigeria already struggling with an unstable economy and infectious diseases would be largely overwhelmed by the increase of these largely preventable NCDs. As at 2014 in Nigeria, 24% of the total deaths were caused by NCDs, while the probability of dying between ages 30-70 from only the big four NCDs (Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Cancer and Chronic respiratory diseases) was 20%. 8 million people below the age of 60 die each year in Low medium income countries (LMIC’s) from preventable causes, which include tobacco use, unhealthy diets, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity. Lack of access to affordable medicines and health care services are also major causes of these preventable deaths. “In upper middle-income countries, the average life expectancy is 75 years. In lower middle-income countries, it’s 68. In low-income countries, it’s 62. In Nigeria, it is lower still: just 53 years.” Bill Gates.
NCDs are anticipated to be the #1 cause of premature mortality in Nigeria therefore the implementation of a National health system response to these diseases is of urgent necessity.
“Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, with the fourth worst maternal mortality rate in the world, ahead of only Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, and Chad…” Bill Gates.
Our Mission here is simple… Help people live the healthiest lives possible. Achieving this mission would also help improve the quality and longevity of lives nationwide.
- To establish diagnostic centers and mini clinical outlets in each state towards promoting preventive medicine; encouraging routine medical checkups, wellness exams and compliance with scheduled vaccinations
- To educate… Knowledge is power and we intend to empower people through information & self-literacy on how to live well and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- To carry out medical outreach programs, community development programs and health initiatives that provides medical support and solutions to the people
- To create and increase the awareness of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), along with its imminent and potential threat to the people, their communities and the nation
- To support the advocacy for better access to quality affordable healthcare (including medications) in rural communities, and policy change for a better National health system.