Providing basic healthcare to the vulnerable

Health is wealth. A healthy nation is a wealthy nation. Healthy communities therefore, are the backbones of a strong and sustainable society.

However, there are still millions of people without access to basic health care. According to the report of the National Bureau of Statistics, in a country with a population of about 193 million people, about 185.3 million Nigerians are denied access to quality health care. To curb this menace, Standard Life Organization (SLO) has initiated health intervention program for low income and vulnerable women in the following areas:

Reproductive health care

Through our health interventions, low income and vulnerable women can now access safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of child spacing and maintain reproductive health. This is possible through our free medical outreach in partnership with Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Health education

Health education is a principle by which individuals and groups of people learn to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance or restoration of health. SLO through her partnership with Primary care agency ensures that low income and vulnerable women in communities where we operate receive health education that will result in positive health seeking behavior for the promotion, maintenance or restoration of health. Specifically, interventions during medical outreaches, are carried out in the following areas:

  • Malaria
  • Family planning
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus

Referral and follow –up services

During the course of providing health services to vulnerable women through free medical outreach, women who require higher level of care are referred for expert management in secondary and tertiary facilities. Referral mechanisms are also in place to track clients. Thus, SLO follows up on referred clients through referral forms, phone calls and visit to facilities where clients are referred in order to ensure a positive feedback.