African Health Development Initiative
This is an NGO which is committed to Building a Health Conscious Generation & Bringing Quality Healthcare Interventions to the Doorsteps of the People. AHDI is committed to creating awareness for healthy living, support programs for indigent patients and is especially committed to its pet project – Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Treatment Support.
At African Health Development Initiative (AHDI), we believe that Access to Quality Healthcare is the right of every individual, no matter the location.
Quality Healthcare is Healthcare that is appropriate for the user and could be primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary depending on the needs of the individual.
In the third world and Africa in particular one of the major challenges faced is access. This is multifactorial with a myriad of issues ranging from the individual mindset to healthcare financing and ultimately availability. These issues include, but are not limited to the following:
- Individual and cultural beliefs
- Financial lack
- Lack of adequate healthcare facilities
- Low number and poor distribution of healthcare providers
- Lack of adequate diagnostic and therapeutic tools
- Poor health finance model
At AHDI, a hydra headed approach is adopted to providing Quality Healthcare at every level and this is achieved through strategic partnerships with individuals, communities, corporate bodies, healthcare providers (foreign and local) and government bodies.
Various activities have been carried out at all levels to ensure Quality Healthcare Delivery. Such activities includes, Free Health Checks, Health Fairs, Awareness Activities, Free Health Exercises, Symposia, Out Patient Camps and establishing Healthcare Cooperatives to address Healthcare Financing Needs of Groups, communities and populations of various sizes.
These activities are designed following a needs assessment and are target specific.
AHDI is a Non-Governmental Organization committed to Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Delivery by Bringing Quality Healthcare to the Doorsteps of the people and we are open to partnerships at every level.
Dr Boma S.R-ORUAMABO
Founder/ Coordinator for Medical Research & Activities.
AHDI was incorporated in 2004 when the need to formalize its activities became necessary. At this time the scourge and reality of HIV/ AIDS came to the notice of the Founder who was directly involved in the management of these cases and became acutely aware of the issues and challenges presented by the epidemic (medical & non-medical).
In partnership with a few kind hearted and caring individuals, awareness campaigns were carried out to educate the masses and improve the management of this epidemic.
Following this, challenges in healthcare delivery were brought to the fore and AHDI has since delved into other areas of healthcare delivery.
This led to the commitment to Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Delivery which initially was primarily in the Port Harcourt Metropolis.
AHDI was subsequently approached by well-meaning individuals from various walks of life to extend these activities to various communities and AHDI has now grown into a strong NGO with numerous volunteer teams and specialists in various fields.
A visit to healthcare facilities in foreign countries further exposed the gap in healthcare delivery and the fact that various governments in the third world cannot cater for the healthcare needs of their populaces solely.
The support of individuals and Non-Governmental Bodies is required to make maximal health coverage a reality.
The journey so far has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. A lot more is in store and the aim of providing Quality Healthcare to Every individual is very much on course.
The Vision of African Health Development Initiative is to provide an environment where individuals have access to Quality Healthcare at every level desired.
- Provision of Quality Healthcare Services within a few meters of every home.
- Create a Health Consciousness amongst individuals through Health Awareness Activities
- Create an enabling environment for sustainable Healthcare Financing with equal opportunities for all.
- Provide support and a sustainable alternative for Government activities with regard to Healthcare provision.
Transparency – Openness is practiced and applied in all our activities and goes a long way to making them sustainable.
Innovation – Activities are designed to suit the needs of the end user in the best way possible taking the peculiar and specific needs of every end user into consideration.
Continuous Quality Improvement – This is the hallmark of all our activities where learnings from each activity are noted and applied to subsequent activities, where necessary.
Team work – As a TEAM much more is achieved and at AHDI we work in Teams through strategic partnerships and very stakeholder is represented.
Board of Directors provides support and guidance through the manage team.