Our PCCI Public Health Activities

World Oral health Day 2021

Event Description
In celebration of the world oral health day 2021, our mentees engaged a cross section of young primary school pupils at L.E.A comprehensive Primary School Kwang, Jos, Plateau State in a very interesting, interacting and educating session on oral health and hygiene.

International Day of the Rural Woman 2020

Event Description
Rural women are key to sustaining healthy families, healthy meals and educated children. Investing in empowerment and enlightenment of rural women will create better communities.
To mark the International Day of the Rural Women and World Hand Washing Day, our mentees and ambassadors of compassionate care spent time with rural women in Rizek community to give health talks and go through the critical times of the Covid-19 pandemic and technique for effective hand washing.

International Day of the elderly 2020

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In commemoration of International Day of the Elderly, our ever passionate mentees spent time with a group of seniors at Gidan Bege, Jos, Plateau State. They conducted basic health checks and Hepatitis screening as well as health education on preventive measures.

Global statistics have shown older people face significant risks of developing severe illness if they contract Covid-19. This is due to physiological changes that come with ageing and potential underlying health conditions and with awareness on preventive measures, lifestyle changes and counselling, these risks can be lowered significantly. About thirty elderly persons, both male and female benefited from the exercise.

International Day of the Girl Child

Event Description.
In celebration of the international day of the girl child 2020 which is a day set to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world, our mentees engaged a cross section of teenage girls aged 10-18 at the House of Recab orphanage home in Jos Plateau State. They celebrated the girls by engaging them in conversations on their rights and privileges, personal hygiene, etiquette and sex education. In addition was skill acquisition and vocational training on cake baking, make up and gele tying.

International literacy day

Event Description.
To lend our voice towards the global celebration of International Literacy Day, our mentees engaged teenagers and youths in Jenta Community of Jos North Local Government of Plateau State in an interactive session discussing amongst them the need for young persons to acquire education, enroll and stay in school, the negative effects of lack of education, choice of career paths and goal setting.

Wheel Chair Donation to University of Jos Teaching Hospital

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As part of our continued efforts towards meeting the public health needs of people wherever they may be, we donated two brand new wheelchairs to the university of Jos Teaching hospital. The wheelchairs were received by the CMD of the hospital directly as he assured us that they were going to be used for patient’s mobility.

End of Program Picnic

Event Description.
They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. After an exciting, educating and fulfilling first three months of our mentoring engagement with the students, the mentees had their physical cycle meeting in a less serious mode. They discussed plans for the next month and focus group discussions that is to hold with selected community members in preparation for their final project.

Focus Group Discussion with Elderly people of Mazah Community

Event Description
As part of their community needs assessment exercise, our mentees engaged a cross section of seniors aged 65+ at Mazah community of Jos North LGA, Plateau State in a focus group discussion aimed at getting information about their health challenges to see in what ways they can be of help. Our work has always been about accompanying sympathy with action and that’s compassionate.

Jos Cohort Final Project

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Part of their final activity, our pioneer cohorts carried out their community project at Mazah community, Jos North, Plateau state. They visited the traditional ruler of the community; HRH Dr Danladi Akinga Kasuwa, Ogomo Aima Gurum Mistali  who welcomed them and gave them some history lessons regarding the community, the heritage, some of their culture and about the throne and how kingship is rotated among the ruling families.

After conducting w donated medical supplies to the primary healthcare facility at Mazah, Jos North, Plateau State. Items donated include a weighing scale, thermometer, disinfectants, visor Googles, disposable face mask, hand gloves and a wheel chair etc.
The project was fully funded by Primary Compassionate Care Initiative.

 

Imo Cohort Final Project

Event Description
Our second cohort carried out community outreach in Eziobodo community, Owerri, Imo state. They conducted a need assessment exercise after which they donated delivery instruments such as Needle holder, Scissors, Artery forceps, Dissecting sets, Adult weighing scale, Cord clamp, BP check apparatus (clock with stethoscope) and Surgical gloves to the primary health care center in the community. They also sensitized the community members on the benefit of visiting the primary health care center whenever they are sick.

 

What our mentees say about us

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Our mentees gave feedback on their experience through out the period of our mentorship program.