Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading company in Africa and is committed to supporting and sustaining Community Development Services to her host communities by providing a wide range of socio-economic interventions aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the people. Lafarge has remained consistent in delivering the core objectives of her corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a spectrum of evidence-based activities in Cross River State as one of their host State in Nigeria. These activities include; Awareness campaigns – the celebration of Lafarge Community Days and International/National Health Days, vaccination Programmes, health lifestyle modification Programmes and Health, Safety and Environmental interventions that provide both preventive and curative services.
In delivering these community-focused interventions, Lafarge Africa relies on collaborative partnerships with credible organizations that have a shared interest in improving quality of life and critical experience in multilevel project management. In recent times, Mediatrix Development Foundation has been a key partner to Lafarge Africa in delivering her CSR-based interventions in selected communities in Cross River State. The Mediatrix Development Foundation has a key specialization in health interventions across the state with great commitment to reducing the burden of health inequalities among vulnerable populations and hard to reach communities like the 6 selected communities hosting Lafarge Africa PLC operations here in Cross River State.
It is on the above premise that Lafarge Africa PLC with facilitation of Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF) with support from the Cross River State Ministry of Health and the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency embarked on a 20-Day free medical outreach to impact the lives of the most vulnerable in its host communities across Akamkpa, Akpabuyo and Calabar Municipality LGAs of Cross River State, Nigeria. A total of ten (10) communities were key beneficiaries of the medical outreach; Abiati, Akansoko, Akwa Ikot Effanga, Ekong Anaku, Mbobui, Mfamosing, Kasuk, Oboton, Essien Town and Diamond.
Beyond the need to close huge gaps in health services delivery in these due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this medical outreach was targeted at achieving the following objectives:
In general, by providing critical health services that address varying needs of community members especially the most vulnerable individuals at a convenient place and time, this outreach not only strengthens the track record of Lafarge Africa in delivering people-focused CSR projects but also improves community health status.
|Number of persons Reached Per Community with Major Services Rendered|
|Community/Services||Mfamosing||Ekong Anaku||Mbuobui||Akwa Ikot Effanga||Akansoko||Abiati||Diamond||Kasuk||Total|
|Total # Reached/seen by Doctor||279||313||226||174||274||243||241||249||1999|
|Test for Malaria||131||107||75||141||125||121||120||149||969|
|Result for Malaria||62||43||39||13||18||74||32||20||301|
|Tested for HIV||27||112||70||18||55||12||37||79||410|
|Clients Provided with Glasses||36||50||31||56||57||25||53||40||348|
|Blood Sugar Test||8||6||8||7||13||9||11||9||71|
|Clients Provided with Drugs||279||313||226||174||274||243||241||249||1999|
|Number Of Persons Registered and Reached Segregated by Sex & Age|
|Community||Mfamosing||Ekong Anaku||Mbuobui||Akwa Ikot Effanga||Akansoko||Abiati||Diamond||Kasuk||Total|
|Total # of Persons Registered and Reached||279||313||226||174||274||243||241||249||1999|
|36 & above||21||34||30||37||31||30||60||59||302|
|36 & above||28||85||27||58||48||39||65||43||393|