Pandemic Awareness Project

Pandemic Awareness Project

A pandemic is a disease outbreak that spans several countries and affects many people. Pandemics are most often caused by viruses, like Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which can easily spread from person to person. It is hard to predict when or where the next new pandemic will emerge. Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is a need to reform global governance for health-related crises. It sharpened the limitations of past efforts and the need for a more ambitious and sustained approach to pandemic preparedness.

Pandemics, Be Aware & Prepared is designed to educate organizations, schools, religious and social groups on preparing for the unexpected occurrence of a pandemic.

How you can take action

Organize a one-day awareness training for organizations, schools, religious and social groups on how to prepare for the unexpected occurrence of a pandemic.

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No To Pills and Drug Abuse

No To Pills and Drug Abuse

Substance abuse has become a significant problem in the African continent in recent years. Reports of increasing abuse have appeared in many countries. In Nigeria, beginning from the early 1980s, the abuse of cocaine and heroin has been added to the problem. Even though epidemiological findings show low rates of abuse of these illicit substances in the general population, hospital-based studies point to a growing incidence of cocaine and heroin-related mental health problems.

No, To Substance Abuse is targeted at reducing the abuse of drugs and mortality related to drug use in Nigeria.

How you can take action

Organize a workshop that helps people understand the dangers of drugs and substance abuse and how to get help as addicts.

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Depression, Stress and Suicide Awareness

Advocate for the fixing of a health center

According to global statistics, since 2012 the highest number of depression cases are in Africa. Low and middle-income countries account for approximately 80% of the global suicides despite it being preventable, and studies conducted in Nigeria have reported the prevalence of depression among young adults, elderly and IDPs as 25%, 26.2% and 17% respectively.

The DSSA Project seeks to help people to understand that depression is not a disease and that there’s a need to seek help and mobilize efforts when experiencing its symptoms.

How you can take action

Organize a workshop that helps people understand that depression is not a disease, and there’s a need to seek help and mobilize efforts when experiencing its symptoms.

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Got Questions? Get Help.

Got Questions? Get Help

A study carried out in Nigeria, 2017 showed that adolescents practice unprotected sex. The barrier to accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services expose them to major sexual and reproductive health challenges such as unintended pregnancy resulting in unsafe abortion and child abuse marriage for the females.

Got Questions? Get Help is a project that supports and gives teenagers and adolescents access to sexual and reproductive health knowledge.

How you can take action

Organize a sexual reproductive health training that provides teenagers and adolescents access to sexual and reproductive health knowledge.

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The Menstrual Health Project

Advocate for the fixing of a health center

The high cost of sanitary pads in Nigeria has made it difficult for poor girls and women living in rural areas to effectively purchase and manage their menstrual cycles. Many resorts to unhygienic menstrual practices and materials, leading to reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and death.

The Menstrual Health Project is a sensitization workshop to teach adolescent girls how to take care of their menstrual health and make reusable sanitary pads in rural and semi-rural communities.

How you can take action

Organize a sensitization workshop to teach adolescent girls how to take care of their menstrual health, make reusable sanitary pads in rural and semi-rural communities, and provide them with reusable menstrual pads for 6months.

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Zero malaria

Zero malaria

Malaria is preventable and curable. The World Malaria Report in 2020 revealed that Nigeria accounts for 27 per cent of malaria cases worldwide, and about 76 per cent of Nigeria’s population are at risk of Malaria by living in high transmission areas. Nigeria approximately has 51 million cases, and 207,000 deaths are reported annually (approximately 30% of the total malaria burden in Africa), while it suffers the world’s greatest malaria burden. In 2020, an estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 627 000 – a significant increase of 69 000 deaths over the previous year.

Zero Malaria is a project that focuses on reducing malaria transmission in slums and rural communities through sensitization on preventing Malaria, treating Malaria, and providing mosquito repellants.

How you can take action

Organize a workshop that focuses on reducing malaria transmission in slums and rural communities through sensitization on preventing Malaria, treating Malaria, and providing mosquito repellants.

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Mother Delivery Kit

Mother Delivery Kit

Maternal sepsis is a severe bacterial infection when Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is introduced into the uterus by hands, surgical or delivery instruments. Sepsis contributes significantly to maternal and newborn mortality, and safe delivery kits are being promoted as a cost-effective intervention to ensure hygienic delivery practices and reduce sepsis.

The Mother’s Delivery Kit Project involves distributing sterile birthing kits for safe delivery in underprivileged communities. The Maternal Delivery Kits are designed for home use by untrained and trained birth attendants (TBAs) and women delivering alone. Each delivery kit contains a one-meter piece of cotton cloth (baby wrapper), one laundry soap, a pair of gloves, a piece of cotton wool, small gauze, a cord ligature, and a meter of polythene sheet.

How you can take action

Donate a mother delivery kit to pregnant women in a local community in need, in order to promote maternal and child health.

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Celebrate and support a midwife

Celebrate and support a midwife

According to the State of the World’s Midwifery report, in 2021, midwives can provide 90% of essential care related to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health throughout life. However, due to sexism and gender norms, midwives and their role of caring for women and newborns are undervalued.

The Support, a Midwife Advocacy Project, focuses on recognizing, rewarding and celebrating the significance and skills of midwives as front-line health workers and in reducing maternal mortality.

How you can take action

Organize a 2 – Day employability skills boot camp designed to educate and empower unemployed graduates with the skills needed to gain sustainable employment.

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Support a Sick Child

Support a Sick Child

Poorer families are less likely to seek and receive appropriate care and treatment for their sick children. Despite the high level of morbidity and mortality from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, as a result of the cost implication, most families do not seek care from a biomedical provider, and the use of traditional medicine and self-treatment is found to be the common first steps in treatment before resorting to biomedical care. The lives of hundreds of thousands of children in Africa could be saved each year.

Support a Sick Child project involves gifting a kit of essential medicines, fruit baskets, toys or paying the hospital bills for underprivileged, sick children in rural and semi-rural areas.

How you can take action

Gift a kit of essential medicines, fruit baskets, toys or pay the hospital bill for underprivileged, sick children in rural and semi-rural areas.

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Speak up, lend your voice, advocate and raise awareness on this issue.

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Lend your creativity to create relevant multi-media content, technology innovation or solutions that raise awareness or address this issue.

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Donate and support Grassroot development champions taking action to address this issue.

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Antenatal Accountability

Antenatal Accountability

According to WHO, every pregnant woman without complications should attend Antenatal Care (ANC) at least four times. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) statistics reveal that women in 15 out of 20 northern states in Nigeria receive less antenatal care and attend not many antenatal care visits. The Antenatal Doctor project is designed to ensure that pregnant women attend regular antenatal care visits to access and promote mother and child health, hence reducing maternal mortality. (N.B: Accountability includes regular check-up calls on pregnant women to ensure they adhere to all guidelines such as rest, no lifting of heavy objects, medications, vaccinations, healthy eating, safe sex and no alcohol or smoke for a healthy mother and child).

How you can take action

Organize a sensitization workshop designed to sensitize pregnant women to attend regular antenatal care and share tips on promoting mother and child health to reduce maternal mortality.

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Speak up, lend your voice, advocate and raise awareness on this issue.

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Lend your creativity to create relevant multi-media content, technology innovation or solutions that raise awareness or address this issue.

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Donate and support Grassroot development champions taking action to address this issue.

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