NGO takes medical services to remote, inaccessible area in Borno
Kalthum Foundation for Peace (KFP), a registered charity and not for profit non-governmental organisation based in Maiduguri, is taking medical services to the remote, inaccessible communities and villages in Borno State.
Although the Borno State Government is doing all it can to assuage the sufferings of the people of Borno State, the humanitarian needs especially in the areas of health services are enormous and all hands needs to be on deck to tackle it. This is why KFP, with support from Doctors without Borders (MSF), has volunteered to embark on medical outreaches to villages and communities in and around Borno State. The medical outreach is targeting both children and adults and will provide diagnostics, free medications, and health promotion to remove and inaccessible communities.
The medical intervention tagged RUMEDI ( Rural Medical Intervention ) has already commenced in three locations in Jere, and Konduga LGA will last for a year and gradually be expanded to include more communities and villages.
This is our modest contribution to the rebuilding of a post insurgency Borno. We recognised the fact that the challenges are enormous and the State Government alone can’t solve it. Therefore, KFP is providing this service to compliment the state government and save lives. So far, about 1000 locals have been consulted and treated, and a few of them have been referred to MSF facilities in the city of Maiduguri.
Ms Ummu Kalthum Muhammad