Improving Access to Care, Screening, Health Education, Treatment, Prevention, and Control.

Poverty and Health Care in Africa

Anthony Imudia MD
COIMF Executive Director, Board Member

It is no coincidence that COIMF is focusing on health care. The UNDP Human Development Report (2013) and the World Bank World Development Report (2007) estimated that 54% of the total population of Sub Sahara Africa is living in absolute poverty. This poverty limits access to services and increasing vulnerability. While ill health directly affects productivity, especially in labor-intensive economies. The poor are the most exposed to the risks of hazardous environments, and the least informed about threats to health....

Our Mission

  • Run Oza-Nogogo's community wide campaign on the awareness and screening for diabetes mellitus (DM) and essential hypertension (HTN) biannually.
  • Educate those with DM and HTN on best practices to avoid debilitating complications from these chronic diseases.
  • Facilitate access to basic medical care to those with DM and HTN
  • Assist with provision of anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive medications to those with limited resources.
  • Establishment of comprehensive Health Center to address these chronic diseases

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in Rural Nigeria Using Virtual Management Strategies

Alison Rodriguez MPH, RN

Chronic health diseases such as diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) affect over two billion individuals worldwide. HTN and DM contribute to the top ten leading causes of death globally. These problems are amplified in low income rural communities where access to health care is limited...