Aside from prevalent poverty, Nigeria’s public health challenge continues to be a nagging problem for the country and its citizens. According to a report from 2018 to 2020 by Trading economics, the average Nigerian earns 43,200 thousand naira monthly and while it’s no hidden fact that this is barely enough for most families in a country where the average family population is 6, it is an unfortunate reality. Another report by the World health organization says 53.5% of the Nigerian population live at less than USD 1.9 a day
With Income unstable, skyrocketing inflation, depleting living conditions, all of which makes it difficult for many to pay attention to their health, this can be yet another reason why one of the most prevalent health challenges many Nigerians especially in rural areas and communities continue to face is malaria infestation, with Nigeria pegged at 27% contribution to the global problem according to this report by the WHO.
It is also not much of a surprise that many low and middle-income families often choose a cheaper and not so medically compliant route whenever they fall sick. Methods include but are not limited to; running to prayer houses, depriving oneself of food in hopes of curing the ailment, patronizing local herb sellers, mixing leaves and concoctions, or buying unprescribed drugs from roadside drug sellers, etc.
This is why we introduced the Wellahealth Partnership for Good, an Impact Initiative to break down the barriers in the way of accessible and affordable healthcare and make it easier for Nigerians everywhere and anywhere to access quality healthcare.
Our goal is to provide one million Nigerians with access to malaria tests and treatment. In the past few weeks, our team at Wellahealth has put together concerted deliberate efforts to provide one million Nigerians with a malaria plan. With the launch of this new initiative individuals and organizations can tap in to impact the lives of people around them, be it in their communities, local church/mosque, age-grade meetings, etc.
What we’ve been up to so far
Community activation and awareness programs are currently ongoing in different states, our start being Ibadan, Kwara, Abia, Uyo, Lagos and Abuja with a target to reach more Nigerians. For each of these locations, we go with trusted medical personnel on our team and conduct free malaria, blood pressure checks, and HIV tests for participants in these areas. So far we have drummed up a lot of news both online and offline but we are not stopping there.
We cannot do it alone and so we are calling on interested Individuals, Celebrities, Influencers, Small Businesses, Corporate Organizations, Development Organizations, Tech Companies, Groups & Associations, Government and any other Institution to join us.
What do you stand to gain?
- Joining in on the Partnership for good initiative can help with your company’s corporate social responsibility.
- It can tag your brand as a business keen on social impact.
- It gives you an opportunity to be part of a bigger goal.
- You will be helping achieve a sustainable development goal
- You get free PR.
In the past ten years, more countries especially across Europe have witnessed a decline in malaria infestation and in some countries recorded total eradication, as of today Nigeria remains one of the most hit with the malaria-endemic claiming 400,000 lives annually globally. It is an attainable goal if we all come together to achieve it and eradicate malaria by the set target of 2030. Initiatives like the Wellahealth partnership for good can make a huge impact to malaria eradication and you can be part of it.
To get involved and help create awareness in your locality. Reach out to Collins here via firstname.lastname@example.org