African Community Health Initiative Report

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African Community Health initiative


ACHI – A great start towards a bright future

ACHI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2006.
All members and participants are volunteers.
Volunteers and Registered Nurses work with local community centers to provide services.
Over the past years, efforts have been expanded in Nigeria and to Namibia.
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A brief history

ACHI started with 1 village in 2005. In 2010, we were able to reach 12 villages.
Initially, ACHI only evaluated women; now everyone, regardless of gender or age, is seen.
In 2005, 150 people were seen; In 2010 ACHI saw 3,400 people.

Our Staff

Our staff is entirely made up of volunteers:
Health Educator
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Services ACHI Provides

Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure
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Physician Assessment
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Health Education
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Deworming Meds & Vitamins for the Children
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Other Services…
Mobile Lab
Infectious Disease Consultant
Free maintenance program for Hypertensive and Diabetic patients.




Each year ACHI receives monetary donations as well as donated medical supplies.
Our sponsors:
Friends of Nigeria
Hope for the City (Matters)
Allina Health
Catholic Medical Mission Board
Individual Sponsors
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How we use our donations

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Laboratory Supplies
Tooth Brushes/Paste
Maintenance Program
Staff Stipends

ACHI’s Future

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Storage of medical supplies
Outreach Program Site
Procurement of medical supplies
Health Education Classes
Follow-up/Maintenance program
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