To raise living standard of underserved communities
To build healthy communities by strengthening existing health systems and increasing healthcare coverage.
Our integrated healthcare model addresses health deficits in communities based on key principles supporting the notion of access : awareness, availability, accessibility and affordability.
How we get there
Improving physical structures and human resources at all levels of the health facilities;
Increasing uptake of Primary Health Care services through community outreach activities and mobile clinics;
Developing healthy behaviour practices for achieving health-conscious communities;
Facilitating an enabling environment for community participation and ownership.
SUSTAINABLE PRIMARY EYE CARE SERVICE (SPECS)
VCDF is dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness through a strong network of hospitals and primary health care centres, extensive outreach work, and a willingness to provide services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. The SPECS programme will focus on eye health care which includes all aspects of health care such as promotive, preventive, treatment and rehabilitative for all eye conditions. Also ensure that the eye health services are in proximity to the people and community and are coordinated across different levels of health care delivery. The SPECS will ensure that services focus on the needs of individuals by providing care that is respectful of and responsive to the people.
- Awareness generation and mobilisation of communities
- Screening camps
- Mobilisation for surgery
- Post-surgery follow-up and capacity building
MOBILE CLINIC AND ASSISTANCE (MoCA)
Geographical and infrastructure issues pose significant obstacles to the populace’s access to basic health services in rural areas. Sometimes poor terrain, inadequate transportation infrastructure, and geographic distance make it difficult for the populace to access health facilities. In addition, the quality of services is constrained by a lack of essential amenities and dearth of healthcare professionals as a significant number of positions for doctors, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, nurses, and midwives remain unfilled. Our goal is to improve local communities accessibility to quality health service delivery and increase uptake by strengthening health services through MoCA.
How we get there
Providing of mobile health care services to rural communities with limited access tobasic health services;
Expanding access to medical services in underserved host communities;
Facilitating prompt prescription and dispensing of medications for common illnesses and efficient referral services to other health facilities;
Sensitising and promoting health awareness on family planning, reproductive health, communicable and other non-communicable diseases, as well as other preventive health care topics;
Integrating patients into current social and medical services.
MODEL PRIMARY HEALTH CENTERS (M-PHC)
Primary health care (PHC) remains the cornerstone that ensures health services are freely accessible to individuals and communities, especially in the rural areas. A variety of personal services must be accessible and available at the first point of care for PHC to be effective. These services must cover prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, as well as play a critical role in the integration of personal care across system levels and health conditions. Unfortunately, the problems that prevent the efficient provision of PHC services remain unabated, especially in the rural areas of VCDF host.
M-PHC aims to strengthen identified government primary healthcare facilities by raising the standard of care delivered, improving health infrastructure, and human resources, while keeping treatment expenses as affordable as possible.
How we get there
Improving physical structures and human resources of the selected Primary Health Care Centres;
Increasing uptake of services being offered in the PHCs by community members;
Digitalising health system and records;
Integrating community driven development through community participation and ownership
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT (MHM)
Menstruation is a phenomenon unique to females. The onset of menstruation is one of the most important changes occurring among girls during the adolescent years. The first menstruation (menarche) occurs between 11 and 15 years with a mean of 13 years.
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a critical aspect of women’s health and rights. In Nigeria, many in-school girls face significant challenges in managing their menstruation, which adversely affects their education, health, and overall well-being. To address this issue, we propose implementing a comprehensive MHM programme in schools across Nigeria. The programme aims to improve access to menstrual products, promote hygiene practices, create supportive environments, and empower girls to manage their menstruation with dignity and confidence.
How we get there
To create awareness among in-school adolescent girls on the risk involved in poor menstrual hygiene.
To increase knowledge, attitude, and practices of good menstrual hygiene among in-school adolescent girls.
To establish adolescent clubs in schools to galvanize support and understanding during this critical phase.
To build self confidence among adolescent girls within in-school girls.