Most people in rural communities of Nigeria can not afford the out-of-pocket medical care service system in Nigeria. People often rely on herbal treatment and religious beliefs for health care and cure, including those with chronic complex medical conditions.
Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are common adult diseases in Amechi Uwani, and patients often neglect to seek care due to poverty. Parents struggle with limited resources to provide food for their children and usually cannot afford to pay for their medical care. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus, if not diagnosed early and treated adequately, lead to deadly complications, and often the case in rural communities of Nigeria.
The services of OCHF will reduce the burden and impact of chronic medical conditions in Amechi Uwani significantly through early diagnosis, counselling, and appropriate treatment and support.