John writes from Fantsuam:
John appeals for a doctor to undertake training following Dr Awojobi's visit to Fantsuam:
John has sent this report from Fantsuam Foundation in Nigeria:
Follow up to training of Fatsuam staff in Eruwa
Nigeria’s foremost rural surgeon, Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi, founder and CEO of the Awojobi Clinic Eruwa (ACE), came on a 3-day visit to Fantsuam Foundation. This followed the placement of two Fantsuam staff at his clinic where he took them through his appropriate health technology programs. And what was the reason for his visit to Fantsuam Foundation? In his words “I should endeavor to visit you in the next one month before the enthusiasm of the duo wanes”.
John Dada writes:
John Dada writes from Fantsuam:
The long summer holiday
John writes: There has been much discussion in the UK about children forgetting what they have learned during the long summer holidays. But the challenges to learning faced by children in Nigeria are even greater due to the larger class sizes and few resources in many schools. Children in Kadarko have never had the opportunity of being kept busy during the long vacation from July to September. Unfortunately, there is not enough farm work or harvest at this time, so it can be boring for children.
Staff training in appropriate technology
The Fantsuam Health Centre has been providing basic palliative care within its limits and resources. In our HIV/AIDS program we have a Home-based care component that also serves older citizens who are housebound. The Kafanchan General Hospital is overwhelmed with the daily casualties of road traffic accidents, mostly caused by motor cycle taxis called okada. Some of these people end up with severe disabilities that the hospital is unable to support, and their care devolves on the victims’ families.
Whats Good For Bees and Beekeepers is Good For Nigerian Agriculture
John Dada attends conference on ageing in Seoul
Last week John Dada, Director of Fantsuam Foundation wrote from Seoul, “The African Research for Ageing (AFRAN) and HelpAge International, to which Fantsuam is affiliated, has supported my attendance at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Seoul, Korea."