Through our partnership with Action Health, Inc. and National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), WUEE’s Right to Health work seeks to promote maternal, newborn, and child health by combating HIV/AIDS and malaria in Akwa Ibom State. Our Health Programs cover 3 main areas: HIV/AIDS prevention, training of TBAs, and holistic maternal/newborn/child health.
Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs)
Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
WUEE’s RIGHT TO HEALTH INITIATIVE
WUEE provides thorough training sessions on family planning and reproductive/ sexual health to pregnant women and women of reproductive age. Additionally, WUEE facilitates capacity building for caregivers on parenting skills and health/nutritional needs of children.
(Featured Image: HIV/AIDS care kits being put together before a World Bank-sponsored training event.)
WORKING WITH TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS (TBAs)
In Akwa Ibom State, most children in rural communities are delivered by TBAs. These TBAs account for nearly 70% of births in rural communities. WUEE started working with this target group in 2003 with support from World Bank and Akwa Ibom State Action Committee on AIDS. WUEE has been providing support through trainings and provision of kits to TBAs.
(Featured Image: TBAs & community leaders from Eastern Oblo LGA)
SAFE DRINKING WATER FOR ALL!
Thus far, WUEE has successfully installed four boreholes Mkpat Enin, Etinan, Oruk Anam and Eket LGAs. WUEE intends to set up many more public boreholes in villages throughout the 31 LGAs of Akwa Ibom State.
(Featured Image: Children drinking water during the water commissioning event, Minya Ntak.)
BUILDING PRIMARY HEALTH CENTERS
From 2007-2011, WUEE has built two Primary Health Centers: one at Itung Community –Oruk Anam LGA and the other at Ikot Unya –Mkpat Enin LGA. The Ikot Unya Center has recently been adopted by Mkpat Enin LGA, with nurses posted as of October 2012!
(Featured Image: Hospital equipment donated by WUEE, with support from ActionAid Nigeria, to the Ikot Unya Primary Health Center)
- WUEE has provided materials for over 400 women in rural communities; to include insecticide treated nets and water tanks to people living with AIDS, pregnant women, and families with children under 5 years.
- WUEE has donated hospital equipment to the Ikot Unya primary Health Center with the support of ActionAid Nigeria