Monday, 01 July 2019 10:15

2014 World Aids Day

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2104 world aids day2The 2014 world AIDS day was commemorated in two phases: Phase 1 was theThe 2014 world AIDS day was commemorated in two phases: Phase 1 was theHIV education for 155 pupils of the State Primary School, Rumurolu, PortHarcourt and the free HIV screening for 24 teachers in the same school. Thisst activity held on the 1 of December 2014. The second phase was the HIVsensitization and screening held as a part of the free medical outreach programfor members of the Open doors Christian Centre, Rumueme, Mile 4, PortHarcourt. 69 persons voluntarily got counseled and screened for HIV. Total of248 persons were reached during the World AIDS day.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:05

Global Female Condom Day Campaign

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On  the  16th of  September,  2013,  the  Center  for  Women's  Health   and Adolescents' Development (CWHAD), in collaboration with the Society for Family Health (SFH), organized a one-day community outreach to celebrate the ''Global Female Condom Day''- a day set aside to celebrate the only dual protection for females in the prevention of pregnancy and STIs. The event took place along Education bus stop, Mile one (1), Diobu, Port Harcourt. Most of the participants were amazed by the interesting module. Specifically, the practical use of the female condom was demonstrated by trained facilitators from SFH, and counseling on HIV prevention and testing were offered to those who sought for it. Samples of the male and female condoms as well as other IEC materials were distributed to the participants. The participants received the program very well. It was indeed a successful outing!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:03

World Aids Day

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As part of its effort to join the global community in the fight against HIV infection and to mark the 2013 World AIDS day, the Centre organized a one day road walk titled 'a walk against AIDS', as well as free HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) for Rumubiakani and Rumuomasi communities in Port Harcourt Rivers state. The project was supported by the Rivers State Agency for the Control of AIDS (RIVSACA), Society for Family Health (SFH) and the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN). A total of one hundred and ninety (190) persons were reached with adequate HIV information using the HIV information handbills and health talk by the Executive Director, and One hundred and twenty five (125) persons volunteered to be screened for HIV.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:03

Free Medical Outreach Program

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The free medical outreach program was introduced into CWHAD's programs as a part the free medical outreach program was introduced into CWHAD's programs as a part of the Centre's strategy to promote wellness in the community. CWHAD works withmedical professionals to implement HIV counseling and Testing, Malaria screening and treatment, distribution of long lastingtreatment, distribution of long lasting insecticide treated nets, Diabetes screening,hypertension screening, Deworming andFamily planning using the male and femalecondoms, during the outreaches. Some of themajor outreaches held 2014 according to the communities include:

Free Medical Outreach Program2A. AKPAJIO: Rotary Family Health Day:

CWHAD partnered with the RotaryClub of Trans-Amadi to implement the 3- day event which held at the PrimaryHealth Centre, Akpajio, Port Harcourt, from the th 24th to 26 of April, 2014.Over 500 persons were reached.

 B. WOJI: CWHAD partnered with the DivineWOJI: CWHAD partnered with the DivineGrace Area, Redeemed Christian Churchof God (RCCG) , Rivers Province 3, PortHarcourt to implement the one day eventwhich held in June 2014. The program hadin attendance men, women and childrenfrom all works of life. Total of 275 personswere reached.

C. RUMUBIAKANI: CWHAD through its medical outreach projectC. RUMUBIAKANI: CWHAD through its medical outreach projectimplemented an Ebola sensitization exercise during its medical outreach forRumuobiakani community in Port Harcourtth shortly after the Ebola outbreak, on the 16 ofAugust 2014. A total of 76 persons were reachedduring the exercise.

 Free Medical Outreach Program6D. TRANS-AMADI: The Executive Director ofD. TRANS-AMADI: The Executive Director of CWHAD, Mrs. Helen Odega was invited as a resource person to speak on the Ebola virusas a resource person to speak on the Ebola virusoutbreak during the Health and Safety day of twocompanies in Trans-Amadi. The lecture held onth the 27 of August at 10am and 2pm at BGTechnical and Segofs Energy Services respectively.

Free Medical Outreach Program98E. RUMUOLUMENI: To  mark  CWHAD's 2nd anniversary, CWHAD organized a one day medical outreach for Rumuolumeni community in Obio-Akpor Local Government  Area  of  Rivers  State.  The  event which benefitted 52 persons held on the 4th of October, 2014.

F. RUMUROLU: A one day free medical outreach was organized for residents in Rumurolu community as part of the activities during the love feast celebration which held on the 7th of  December.  65  persons benefitted from the exercise.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:03

Action Against Malaria Project

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This is an initiative to contribute to fight against malaria in our communities,This is an initiative to contribute to fight against malaria in our communities,especially among pregnant women and under fives. Activities within this project areimplemented either as a standalone malaria campaign or within the medical outreachprogramme. The activities include lecture on Malaria, Malaria screening using theRapid Diagnostic Test Kit, Malaria treatment, and the distribution of Long LastingInsecticide Treated Nets (LLIN). Some standalone malaria campaign organized byCWHAD this year in different communities includes:

A.WOJI: on the 24 of October 2014,A.WOJI: on the 24 of October 2014,CWHAD's Executive Director wasinvited to deliver a talk on Malaria duringthe women's convention of the SistersFellowship International (SFI), PortHarcourt Branch. The program whichhas in attendance over 100 women andchildren was an opportunity to screen thewomen and children for malaria.Treatment was also provided free ofcharge to persons who had the disease.

ACTION AGAINST MALARIAB. RUMUIBEKWE: In NovemberB. RUMUIBEKWE: In November2014, CWHAD organized a one daymalaria eradication campaign forpregnant women who attend JesusHouse Parish, RCCG Rivers province 3,Port Harcourt. The program began witha lecture on 'Malaria in Pregnancy',delivered by one of CWHAD'svolunteers, Dr. Adeola Olajide. Afterthe lecture, the women were screenedand they received free LLIN. 56persons benefitted from the program.