Nigeria

Integrated Primary Healthcare Project

Partners

Verein Support Erlinsbach
Arctic Infrastructure Lagos

Health system impact

Health Workforce: 35 high School graduates within the community underwent trainings and supervision as “Health Champions” who educate the community on hygiene, nutrition, immunization and family planning. Traditional healers and traditional birth attendants received capacity building to facilitate the integration in the primary health care system.

Service Delivery: This partnership raised the awareness in terms of health promotion reaching over 10’000 residents through meetings, public campaigns, Health Champions interactions and outreaches; Hygiene and sanitation indicators for assessing traditional healers & traditional birth attendants’ operations were developed and implemented.

Medical data records templates were developed and implemented; Healthcare Outreach Programs and Community Healthcare Events: 817 consultations at four health promotion events for minor and prevalent ailments. Check for hypertension, diabetes, obesity and malnutrition: Community residents were in direct contact with conventional medicine, fostering trust, health awareness and health literacy.

Health information: Monthly Birth and Death Registry for the Lagos State have been officially established and used by Traditional healers and traditional birth attendants. The results influenced Lagos State Government to develop a medical record system for THs & TBAs across the State.

Read more about this partnership here.