Our programs revolve around communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); neglected tropical diseases (NTDs); and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 and 6.
Northern Nigeria have some of the poorest human development outcomes in Nigeria for women and children across a wide range of health indicators. Addressing adolescent health issues – such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, substance misuse, mental health, nutrition, personal/menstrual hygiene, violence and injury – is a priority in the region.
In our quest to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases epidemic in Nigeria, we designed the 'FAYOHI NCDs Screening’, which is aimed at determining the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, high blood lipids, and obesity among rural populations in Jigawa state. The objective of the screening exercise is that individuals identified to have one or more preexisting of the aforementioned conditions on medication straight away and where there is need for referrals to hospitals our volunteer doctors do so. We also incorporated a malaria control component in collaboration with PPFN and SFH where we gave out LLINs to the participants. This project was piloted at Nuhu Alfa Health Centre, Dakayyawa ward, Kaugama Local Government Area.
One of the most important public health issue in Nigeria is Malaria. FAYOHI is taking action to reduce the scourge of the disease in Jigawa state. We are proud to be among the major distributors of Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets (LLINs) in remotest areas of Jigawa state at a huge discounted rate. This is to ensure that cost is no barrier to prevention and every person at risk gets the opportunity to sleep under a LLIN.
As part of our NCDs awareness campaign we actively participate in the World Cancer Day on 4th of February by educating people about cancers and also debunking the myths of cancer by using promotion materials from Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on our social networking platforms. To this end, we have published a commentary about the myths and misconceptions about cancers in Northern Nigeria.
We are partnering with EMM to tackle postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Over 800 women die daily as a result of maternal mortality. 99% of these deaths occur in low-resource environments, specifically in the developing world, and 1 in 5 take place in Nigeria. EMM works to empower local communities, organizations and initiatives to help distributed proven maternal health solutions.