Nigeria: Primary Health Care and Health Management (PriHEMAC)

photo from Nigeriahealthwatch.com .

Help ensure that elderly community members are healthy and safe in Oyo State, Nigeria, through partnering with PriHEMAC organization. 

Project description

The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that ‘Healthy Aging’ plays a pivotal role in the attainment of at least 7 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on ‘fostering good health and wellbeing’ (Goal 3); others are SDGs 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, and 16.

In Nigeria, it is well documented that:

  • Many elderly are abused and neglected, both physically and psychologically, by family members and other caregivers.
  • Nigeria is one of the worst countries to grow old in since many youths and adults do not take care of their elders
  • Many elderly persons are among those with the highest rates of depression in the world
  • Those who make policies regarding the elderly do so in their prime age, forgetting that sooner or later, old age with all its complications will creep up on everyone.

With this context in mind, Primary Health Care and Health Management Centre (PriHEMAC) seeks to promote the health status and well-being of susceptible members of the communities with a focus on the elderly (as well as mothers and children). PriHEMAC includes experienced health professionals such as consultants, planners/managers, demographers, sociologists, anthropologists, statisticians, and resource consultants. Core activities include elderly day care services; consultancy, advocacy research and partnership (CARP) activities; and training. PriHeMAC invites UB student to participate in and contribute to related programs and activities. 

Compiled by Martin Ogundeji and Gideon Adeniyi, project originators and partners.

Project outcome

Students will collaborate with PriHEMAC on customized projects associated with key programming areas. In addition to supporting institutional capacity building, projects will support the following outcomes:

  • cultural competence
  • communication
  • problem solving
  • collaboration

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment  Flexible 
Start time Flexible 
Level of collaboration All are welcome 
Benefits Varied
Who is eligible All students

Core partners

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning, Director of

Experiential Learning Network

Phone: (716) 829-2834

Email: mbhuber@buffalo.edu

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