We join the world to mark the 2021 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM From (25th NOV - 10th Dec). THEME: END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!! We say a big thank you to all who contributed in numerous ways for the just concluded intervention programs.

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:

  • To achieve a core Corporate Social Responsibility pillar of Lafarge Africa PLC;
  • To reach the most vulnerable persons with free and quality medical health services tailored to their needs in Abiati, Akansoko, Akwa Ikot Effanga, Ekong Anaku, Mbobui, Mfamosing, Essien Town, Kasuk, Obuton and Diamond communities of Cross River State by the 26th April – 27th of May 2022;
  • To create ownership, sustainability and increase the uptake of health services in PHCs that served as outreach implementation centres across the six communities that benefited from the medical outreach;

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.

OUTREACH IMPACT DATA 
                                            Number of persons Reached Per Community with Major Services Rendered
Community/ServicesMfamosingEkong AnakuMbuobuiAkwa Ikot EffangaAkansokoAbiatiDiamondKasukTotal
Total # Reached/seen by Doctor2793132261742742432412491999
Test for Malaria13110775141125121120149969
Result for Malaria6243391318743220301
Tested for HIV27112701855123779410
Clients Provided with Glasses3650315657255340348
Blood Sugar Test868713911971
Clients Provided with Drugs2793132261742742432412491999
                                               Number Of Persons Registered and Reached Segregated by Sex & Age   
Community MfamosingEkong AnakuMbuobuiAkwa Ikot EffangaAkansokoAbiatiDiamondKasukTotal
Total # of Persons Registered and Reached2793132261742742432412491999
Male12510112275104109105135876
0-5281827107151223140
6-12211642102326620164
13-17292313857415104
18-352610101038312318166
36 & above2134303731306059302
Female154212104991701341361141123
0-5361725516231519156
6-121718241325231014144
13-1743191121214810119
18-353073172169353828311
36 & above2885275848396543393