Community Health Project
Diseases that have largely been eradicated in the developed world still have immeasurable impacts on populations living in extreme poverty around the globe. The poor are more vulnerable to illnesses because they usually live in unhygienic conditions, have low levels of health awareness, and fail to take preventive measures.
Women collecting water from a contaminated source.
- Promote Preventative Knowledge
We are educating villagers on specific, pertinent health issues to help them self-diagnose, understand the root causes of diseases and the benefits of seeking early treatment, learn clean birth practices, and recognize birth complication warning signs. Because many people use traditional remedies, we also advocate for integration of herbal medicine.
We are also implementing sanitation (clean water provision to communities; building appropriate toilets in schools) and access to ‘cheap soap’ supply as key solutions in disease prevention.
- Promote Demand for Quality Healthcare
We are working to provide rural public health centres with resources to help the medical staff best serve the poor people. This is an attempt to strengthen the public sector’s delivery of services to thousands of people without access to basic health and medical care.
By empowering traditional birth attendants [TBAs], community health workers (CHW), village health teams (VHT), and local leaders, we are actively helping advocate for early diagnosis and treatment using modern medicine practices.
- Promote Access to Healthcare
In order to provide ‘mobile clinics’ (supported by community-based heath micro-insurance), we are developing direct contacts with health facilities to deliver basic primary healthcare to thousands of people living in rural areas that have little or no access to healthcare.
People collecting water and washing clothes in a contaminated source.
The proposed mobile clinic will provide health education, children weight-height monitoring, regular deworming, rapid testing (malaria, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, HCG, diabetes, etc.), basic treatment ‘on the spot,’ self-testing kits and insulin for diabetic patients, and resources for those needing ongoing care to clinics in the region.
Director of Programs for 50 Cents. Period. (our partner) conducts a health assessment.
LUYODEFO believes that primary healthcare is a basic human right and recognizes that a healthy population is essential for growth, development, and prosperity in every society. We believe only ‘healthy people’ can break the poverty cycle. By establishing a strong foundation of healthcare and a solid infrastructure of good health in rural remote communities, we offer a chance to reverse the trend of poverty and create a brighter future.