Network Aid for Humanitarian Assistance.
NAFHA is an independent humanitarian organization that focuses on Maternal and Child Health, Women empowerment and girl child education, poverty alleviation, Alleviating Mental disorder, substance abuse, water and sanitation. Our main target population are the Internally Displaced Person IDP’s and the less privilege, whom we consider as the the most vulnerable. According to the Humanitarian Response Strategy for Nigeria 2019-2021, an estimated 7.1 million people affected by conflict are in acute need of protection and life-saving assistance in the region.
Approximately 3.3million persons have been displaced by the insurgency, crises and natural disasters in Nigeria. Over the years the government have made efforts to provide and upgrade the quality of health services in our Primary Health Care Centers (PHC), providing start-up loans, campaign against drug abuse, and declaring a state of emergency in water and sanitation, however the situation is demanding and multitasking. There- fore NAFHA is intending to partner with relevant government agencies and Non- governmental organization towards reducing hardship among the less privileged.
We intend to reduce the number of maternal mortality among the IDP’s and less privileged, also provide child health services mainly immunization and Nutritional support. Electronic Medical Record EMR will be introduced for proper documentation and collection of data.
We have also trained some occupants to become Traditional Birth Attendants TBA. We intend to train women (married, unmarried, and widows) and Men on basic entrepreneur skills, which include, carpentry, brick laying, welding etc. With these occupants will gain some skills and start a business on their own with available start-up package.
Education is key in our society, so we intend to sponsor girl child education up to tertiary levels, (with support from partners) especially in the field of sciences. Insurgency, conflicts, and natural disasters, come with a lot of mental disorder, there-fore our mental health clinics will register occupants in need of mental health service. One of the basic need for primary Health Care is adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation.
To achieve this, we intend to provide sustainable hand pump boreholes to those in need and also partner with relevant agencies on the need for water treatment. This will prevent coliform, enteric pathogen, in long run preventing water borne diseases. Open defecation is a common practice among the IDP’s and the less privilege, but with provision of proper toilet facilities along with waste bin at strategic locations occupant can improve on hygiene and wash practice.
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