Free Medical Screening centre

In May 2014, JAKIN N. G. O kicked off a free basic medical checkup and referral centre located within the office premises. This project is a scale up of the existing stand-alone HIV Counselling and Testing centre which was established in 2012. The centre which is manned by a qualified and certified health personnel serves as a referral point between community members, primary health centres and Government Hospitals. Over 2,000 Clients have already benefitted since inception.

The objectives of these activities are as follows;

  • for early detection of diseases and making referrals to government hospitals
  • To bridge the gap between community members and government hospitals.
  • To increase awareness and patronage of available government medical institutions and services.
  • To prevent people from patronizing quack doctors.
  • To make people live a positive life style.
  • To educate people on health matters.

 

Medical screenings conducted

The services provided include:

  • Basic vital signs checkup which include weight, temperature, height, body mass index (BMI)
  • Test on malaria, diabetes, blood pressure, hiv, hepatitis b, sti and family planning.
  • Pregnancy test for teenage girls.
  • Distribution of health educative materials to clients
  • Health counseling
  • Breast cancer screening

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