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WHO WE ARE
Trinity Healthcare Foundation is a non-governmental organization established primarily to eliminate the incidence and spread of Hepatitis B&C, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Cancer as well as maternal and newborn mortality in Nigeria through massive sensitization programmes, free screening and vaccination exercises (where necessary) as well as delivery of free to low cost treatment options for these victims through strategic partnerships.
Trinity Healthcare Foundation strongly believes that a healthy citizenry is the most critical asset of any country and for Africa to stand tall among the committee of prosperous continents, its citizenry must have unfettered access to proper healthcare
Accordingly and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, the mission of the foundation include:
- To ensure that by 2030, all Africans have access to basic medicare and are sufficiently informed to keep themselves away from all preventable diseases.
- To ensure that by 2030, the incidence of Hepatitis B&C in Africa is reduced to zero.
- To ensure that by the target year of 2030, no new HIV and Tuberculosis infections are recorded
- To have a population that is totally informed about cancer and its preventive measures by 2030
- To ensure that maternal and infant mortality in Africa falls to at least half the global average.
To sustainably and inclusively build a strong and healthy African population free from all forms of preventable diseases both as an end in itself and a means to an end which is wealth creation through active participation in productive activities.
WHAT WE DO
— Hepatitis B Awareness Campaign
This is central to our activities because at THF, we believe that when people are informed about the existence and prevalence of a disease, they are better equipped to take action to keep themselves from contracting the condition. A strong and far-reaching awareness programme is key to halting and reversing the spread of Hepatitis.
— Free Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination
Trinity Healthcare Foundation conducts free screening programmes in a number of communities in Lagos, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa and Kano States. over 16,000 people have so far benefited from this initiative.
For all those that are tested and found to be negative, vaccination is administered to build their immunity against the disease. To this end, our free testing programmes are always accompanied with a free vaccination exercise to help reduce the vulnerability of people to the Hepatitis B. Since the inception of the Foundation, over 5,000 Nigerians have benefited from the free vaccination exercise.
— Maternal and Child Healthcare
At Trinity Healthcare Foundation, we prioritize maternal and child health. We work with primary healthcare centres especially in rural communities in the area of manpower development and training of nurses and midwives on best practices in maternal and child health management.
We also work with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) by equipping them with the right information on maternal and newborn care as well as tools to facilitate improved services.
For us, working with these TBAs is essential to reducing deaths due to post-partum haemorrhage, malaria, and other killer diseases among children.
— HIV/AIDS Screening and Counseling
Winning the fight against HIV/AIDS is also critical to building healthy communities and we are committed to seeing this become a reality. Our work in HIV/AIDS prevention and support is in the areas of Screening and Counseling as well as referral of identified patients to partner institutions for treatment and care while we also conduct follow up
— Tuberculosis Screening and Support
Tuberculosis remains one of the most challenging health conditions in sub Saharan Africa and is claiming lots of lives across the continent largely because of lack of knowledge on preventive actions among Africans. Our work in the campaign against Tuberculosis comprises awareness creation, Screening, referral as well as support to those living with the condition.
— Care for Cancer Patients
Cancer is up until now one of the few health conditions with no known remedy. However, we know that early detection is the surest way of surviving the scourge. That is why part of our work is to provide opportunities for people to learn whether or not they have the early signs of cancer, at which stage remedy is possible
WHY WE'RE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT ENDING HEPATITIS B
Each year, billions of dollars are committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Malaria around the world. Even in Sub-Saharan Africa, so much is being committed annually to eliminate the spread of these diseases. In addition, well established institutions exist even to the grass-root level to coordinate efforts at eliminating these conditions. Sadly however, Hepatitis which is even more deadly (as it silently eliminates its victims) receives very little support. This is besides the fact that dedicated institutions and financial commitments to fight this condition as well as reduce the burden on the victims are non-existent. As a result, testing positive to Hepatitis is almost a death sentence with extremely prohibitive treatment cost. It is against this backdrop that we at THF are determined to engage strategic partnerships in order to even the scales on campaign activities and not only assist victims of Hepatitis, but promote an aggressive campaign against the spread. We believe that with the current tempo of our campaign, very soon, governments, development partners, donor institutions and corporate bodies as well as philanthropists will join the campaign to put an end the scourge of Hepatitis.
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