Our PCCI Public Health Activities
Orientation of Adamawa State Cohort
After a successful screening and selection process, the 20 students selected to participate in our mentorship program were given orientation on the program. The event took place on the 21st of October, 2022 at Sangere primary health care center, Girei L.G.A, Adamawa state. Our Mentor, Dr. Nasiru Baballo introduced the program to the students and explained the program schedule to them. Mrs. Rahima, a representative of the Adamawa state primary health care development agency also enlightened the students on the importance of public health education in primary health care development. The Faciity head of Sangere primary health care center, Mrs. Kwata sinikwa also attended the orientation event.
Random act of Kindness Day 2023
To mark this day, mentees conducted a socio-psychological counseling of members of Girei community. They gave advice on how to handle mental stress caused by economic issues in Nigeria such as scarcity of Naira. 17 persons were reached during this exercise
International Day of Education 2023
To mark international day of education, our mentees visited Sangere primary school, Adamawa State. they had an interactive session with the students on the importance of education and they also discussed challenges faced with education. At the end of the event note books and pens were distributed to the students.
World Diabetes Day 2022
Mentees commemorated World Diabetes Day by carried out free blood sugar test for members of Girei community. 50 community members benefitted from this exercise.
World Stroke Day 2022
World stroke day was celebrated at Sangere primary health care center where the mentees carried out an awareness activity on stroke. The spoke to Girei community members on the causes of stroke and how prevent stroke. 48 people attended this event including the local government chairman of Girei community. He advised community members to adopt health lifestyles in order to prevent illness.
World Oral health Day 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Sangere Community Survey
In preparation for their final project, the mentees carried out a health needs assessment exercise in Girei community. They conducted a survey to determine the health needs of the community and 50 community members participated in the survey.
Jos Cohort Final Project
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
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.
Adamawa Cohort Final Project
After a successful 6 months of the mentorship program, our mentees carried out their final project based on the results of the community health need assessment exercise. They implemented two projects; Environmental sanitation and waste bin donation, and First aid kits donation to primary schools within Girei community.
What our mentees say about us
Our mentees gave feedback on their experience through out the period of our mentorship program.