CHESIDS MEDICAL MISSION TO TSAR MBADUKU, VANDEKIYA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BENUE STATE, NIGERIA.
Centre for Health Systems Support (CHESIDS), in partnership with Integrated Initiative for Women and Youth, carried out a medical outreach at Tsar Mbaduku, Vandekiya Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. This was a collaborative effort to improve access to targeted health services for resource – constrained and underserved populations. The event held on 20th August, 2016 at Tsar Mbaduku community and had over 150 people in attendance.
Community members received information on Nutrition, Malaria, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and High Blood Pressure.
Community members were offered examination and screening for: Blood pressure, Blood glucose, Malaria and HIV. Those who tested positive to malaria were administered anti-malarial drugs while those with abnormal blood pressure, blood glucose and HIV test results received referrals and/or prescriptions depending on their test results and medical history.
Vitamin A supplements were administered to children below five (5) years.