Clinic Fundraising

Teguegnen Clinic

The proposal is to build a health center for the people living in the rural and remote district of Teguegnen located in the mountainous region of Labe in Middle Guinea. This health center would include:

– A clinic to provide basic health services
– A maternity ward for pregnant women
– A hospitalization center where people with more serious health issues or people coming from very remote villages will be hosted.
– A residence for the doctor and the nurse residence.
– A well to supply the center with clean and drinkable water
– A Solar panels to provide electricity to the clinic and the residence.

There are currently no health facilities in this village. The nearest hospital is located more than 30 miles away, and for more complicated health issues, the people of Teguegnen must travel 12 hours to the capital Conakry to get care. There is a small and ill-equipped clinic in the main town, “Kouramangui”, which is 7 miles away, but transportation is not easily accessible, and the only road leading to this town is in terrible condition. Therefore residents of Teguegnen and the surrounding communities must walk most of the time, or be carried on makeshift stretchers, or on the backs of their caregivers to the clinic.

These factors are the main reasons people decide not to seek medical care and are therefore dying of preventable or treatable diseases (malaria, typhoid fever, waterborne diseases, etc.) and complications related to pregnancies and childbirth. In the past few years, there has also been an uptick in the number of people dying of strokes and other heart diseases. Therefore, having a more accessible health center that will also emphasize prevention by educating the local population will significantly improve health conditions in the district and the surrounding villages. Most importantly, it will significantly decrease deaths from treatable diseases and complications related to pregnancies and childbirth.

Teguegnen Health Center will include a clinic to offer basic and emergency medical services, a maternity ward to provide maternal and child healthcare services. The center will also include a hospitalization area for people with more serious health issues or people coming from very remote villages.

The main goal of the health clinic is to facilitate access to care to the hardworking population of Teguegnen and the surrounding villages in order to reduce mortality from treatable diseases. The clinic will provide treatment for malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, waterborne diseases. The center will also provide care for women during pregnancy and childbirth. It will also provide care for newborn infants, and may act as a centre for hygiene and nutritional health training, especially for women.

 

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Imagine having a stroke and languishing in unmitigated pain and paralysis for 8 years? There is neither clinic nor professional care providers nearby for miles. And the terrains leading even to that clinic, which is miles away, is rough and rocky and forbidding to tread even for the healthy and strong; imagine that every time your health worsens and the pain becomes insufferable, a group of men have to carry you on makeshift stretchers weaved out of wood and leaves, and walk the whole way to the main town center, which could take hours to reach, just so you can be seen to by ill-equipped clinics with inadequate supplies?

Imagine being pregnant in such forbidding territories, and having to persevere through all the undue suffering of a complicated pregnancy for months, simply because medical help is beyond reach? Imagine being struck by a sudden onset of labor and having to be carried on the same stretchers by young men who would have to navigate their way through the same rough terrains to the nearest clinic?

Imagine the men and women, young and old, who, in their navigations through these rough terrains, often fall and break an arm or a leg, and having to endure untold pain because there are no well-equipped clinics nearby to offer pain medication and fix these broken appendages; some of which may end in permanent damage and disfigurement due to being treated by untrained local helpers with no access to the appropriate equipment for the proper treatment?

Hard to imagine that people are living these realities, right? 

And yet these are some of the testimonies we received from the people of Teguegnen, a tiny mountain village in Guinea, for which they have sought NAFFA’s assistance to help raise funds for the construction of a well-equipped clinic to facilitate access to care and alleviate their suffering. 

 

PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Teguegnen Health Center will include a clinic to offer basic and emergency medical services, a maternity ward to provide maternal and child healthcare services. The center will also include a hospitalization area for people with more serious health issues or people coming from very remote villages. 

The main goal of the health clinic is to facilitate access to care to the hardworking population of Teguegnen and the surrounding villages in order to reduce mortality from treatable diseases. The clinic will provide treatment for malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, hypertension and waterborne diseases. 

The center will also provide care for women during pregnancy and childbirth. It will also provide care for newborn infants, and may act as a centre for hygiene and nutritional health training, especially for women.

1: Improve health status of infants and children

  • Monitor child development. 
  • Treat diarrhea.
  • Diagnose and treat malaria and other infections.

2: : Improve maternal and reproductive health

  • Provide pre-natal and antenatal checkups
  • Oral health services to improve oral health and reduce the risk for premature and low-birthweight babies
  • Provide appropriate services to manage conditions that impact pregnancy outcomes
  • Risk-appropriate labor and delivery services
  • Breastfeeding support post-delivery

3: Lower hypertension rates 

4: Improve overall health of the population

  • Diagnose and treat for malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, hypertension and waterborne diseases
  • Reduce infection rates by focusing on prevention and education 

 

4: Increase knowledge and awareness of health and nutrition

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