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In 2012 the Foundation, continued to assist indigent Nigerians burdened with chronic, but treatable ailments requiring immediate medical intervention. Under the MTNF Medical Interventions Scheme (MIS), thirteen (13) individuals benefitted from the scheme through various medical interventions abroad.
Following an assessment of multiple requests from less privileged Nigerians across the country; selected patients are scheduled for treatment in certain international hospitals accompanied by their parents or guardians. As in previous years all medical, travel and logistics expenses are absorbed by the Foundation
A "Thanks Giving" party to mark the success of the intervention was held in February 2012 for beneficiaries of the MTNF Medical Intervention scheme in 2011.
To-date over 50 beneficiaries from across the country have benefitted from the scheme since its inception in 2009.
With the 4th Phase recently concluded, the MTNF Sickle Cell Project has continued to contribute to the reduction sickle cell related deaths in Nigeria through the delivery of preventive healthcare management services, essential drugs and consumables to sickle cell carriers and sufferers across the country.
The Fifth phase of the project to commence in 2013 is being implemented by the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) has provided services to 7,293 Sickle cell disease suffers and thousands of carriers from inception to date and will continue to support its five Sickle cell clinics in the following locations:
The 14th edition of the Genetic Counselling Training Course (GCTC) saw 25 healthcare workers trained bringing the total number of trained healthcare workers to 236 operating across the country.
MTNF CHSP (Community Health Screening Project)
MTNF, in collaboration with the Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) implement the MTNF Community Health Screening Project on the early detection of common non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, kidney disease etc).
The screening exercises facilitate early medical treatment in the course of these diseases are conducted in the following public medical institutions across the country:
During the screening exercises health indicators such as Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, total cholesterol, Creatinine, Urea, and Triglyceride etc. are checked. The screening exercise provide a veritable platform for the collection of scientific data on non-communicable diseases in Nigeria which will help determine the non-communicable disease prevalence and distribution pattern across the country.
To-date over 4,300 people have benefitted from the intervention.
MTN Foundation continued in its enviable tradition to support the less privileged residents of orphanages and hospices spread across the country by donating household items to them.
Annually, millions of naira worth of household goods and food items are donated to orphanages in the country. Items donated include: Double door freezers, Water dispensers, Televisions, Bags of rice, semovita, garri, vegetable oil, sugar, beverages, detergents, soaps, mosquito nets etc.
From 2009 to date a total of 210 orphanages spread across the country have benefitted fron the MTNF Orphanage Support Initiative.
MTNF, through the Medical Support Project, supports public hospitals in Nigeria through the provision of state-of-the-art Haemodialysis and Mammography Centres for the treatment of people with kidney-related disease and the screening for breast cancer respectively.
The project adopted the Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach with MTNF being the private sector partner; providing the funds and engaging project consultants for the project implementation, while the Federal and State ministries of Health, provided the space and medical personnel for the intervention.
The centres are equipped with the latest equipment and modern facilities offering haemodialysis and mammography services across the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria which include:
* Centres yet to commence operation.
The MTNF Y’ello Doctor Project, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is a new intervention aimed at increasing the accessibility of Nigerians living in rural/peri-urban communities to primary healthcare interventions through the mobile clinic platform.
The Project being implemented by Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) involves the deployment of state-of-the-art mobile clinics in six States (one per geopolitical zone) with consumables and drugs for an initial one year period.
In May, 2012, the MTNF Board of Directors approved the implementation of MTN Foundation Eyesight Restoration Intervention Scheme (MTNF EyeRIS) which aims to accomplish the following in 6 States spread across the country (1 state per geo-political zones):