Nigeria’s health care system is weak, ranking a dismal 187 out of 191 WHO member countries.
One of the main reasons for the weak health system is the dysfunctional state of the Primary Health Care Services – the foundation and cornerstone of any nation’s health system.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a major public health crisis that is now compounding an already bad situation. The Pandemic limits access to essential care services while also exposing the inherent weaknesses in the health systems’ abilities to reach everyone in need. Frontline Health care workers are at the greatest risk of the contagion for obvious reasons. A Public Health crisis like COVID-19 and a resilient health system must therefore be recognised and managed as 2 sides of the same coin.
Our efforts as an organization, focus on providing sustainable solutions that would improve the Health and socio-economic status of Africans. We work to promote health and support the #UnitedNations agenda on #SDG3 Target 8 – Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by providing affordable and sustainable access to high-quality healthcare services and products to underserved communities in developing countries in Africa.
In line with our mission and vision, we at CeSAHA embarked on a community-based health intervention project tagged “Adopt A PHC program” with the slogan “Quality Health, Quality Life”.
We recently ‘adopted’ two Primary Health Centres (PHC) in Lagos and Oyo States, with the goal to support the Lagos and Oyo States government in its current efforts to substantially improve the quality of life of the people through provision of high quality healthcare services even amidst this raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The Primary Healthcare system is the foundation of any nation’s health system and our goal is to work with the key stakeholders to strengthen the capability and capacity of IKATE and ARORO PHCs to provide the catchment population with quality essential and affordable community health services in line with the PHC act.