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.

Our Strategic Goal is:

To Support the implementation of health programmes addressing the needs of children, women and the elderly in Cross River State.

Efficient, well-organized and well-supported health services can be lifesaving and life-changing. More than 3 million children under 5 and more than 300,000 pregnant women who die each year globally from preventable deaths could be saved by access to well-equipped, healthcare facilities

Mediatrix Development Foundation partners and supports primary healthcare facilities in carrying out basic healthcare services especially for the most vulnerable, including referral services from rural community-level clinics to large regional and national-level hospitals. We work with local community leaders to ensure basic healthcare is available and affordable for all–whether they are residents of remote villages or large urban centres, or whether they are internally displaced people, asylum seekers, migrants or refugees.

We also help support health systems, we rehabilitate health facilities and supply them with essential drugs and medical supplies. Mediatrix Development Foundation works with local health authorities to advocate the benefits of improving health services.

OUR AREA OF FOCUS AND INTERVENTION

  • Mediatrix development Foundation contributes to the reduction of childhood illness through hygiene and portable clean water supply in Cross River State
  • Support and initiate Programmes to increase access to women and children under five (5) years to quality and affordable nutritional health care services
  • Support case finding and management of fistula cases in CRS
  • Support interventions that increase LLINs coverage and usage in 6 high impacts LGAs of Cross River State
  • Support implementation of interventions that improve uptake of malaria prevention, testing and treatment services for children and women in Cross River State
  • Support implementation of health Programmes that increase access to PMTCT services in Cross River State.
  • Support implementation of health interventions that improve the life expectancy and well-being of women, children and the elderly at risk of cancer in CRS (6 LGAs and 15,000)
  • Contribute to the reduction of the high rate of Diabetes/Hypertension among women, children and the elderly in CRS
  • To Conduct Free Medical outreaches to increase access to health services for women, children and the elderly in 18 LGAs Cross River State, these include free screening, diagnostics, surgical operations and treatment of minor ailments.

Our Response

Our response to support a strong health system is anchored in our commitment to strengthening the knowledge of those who staff the system at every level. We do this by carrying out awareness campaigns and giving Health talks in partnership with Community health facilities. We partner with local community leaders and stakeholders to build confidence and develop solutions that best fit local conditions. For example, in our response to the COVID19 Pandemic in 2020, we organised media campaigns jingles on radio and television in partnership with UNHCR, distributed medical supplies including hand sanitisers and Nose masks for locals and refugees.

Milestones Reached

  • 40 school-based and community outreaches have been carried out;
  • 5 major free medical outreaches have been carried out in the 3 Senatorial Districts of CRS;
  • 424 persons reached with minor, major and super major surgeries (2017&2018);
  • 15,000 persons provided with health services – drugs, eye care, dental care and laboratory services;40,000 persons reached with health awareness messages;
  • 18,232 reached with malaria testing services;
  • 1743 persons provided with malaria treatment services;
  • 4,817 Insecticide Treated Nets distributed;
  • 3,439 persons HIV testing services;
  • 330 women reached with breast and cervical cancer screening;
  • State-wide breast cancer screening exercise through all the PHCs and General Hospitals in Cross River State reaching about 400 women;
  • 21 VVF Clients provided with nutritional support;
  • Health Centres across the wards provided with Tricycle Ambulance;
  • Medical Equipment Provided in Adagom Health Centre to support the Cameroonian Refugees;
  • Construction/Renovation of 10 Health Facilities in Seven LGAs in CRS (MDF/UNHCR Peaceful Coexistence Project 2020).