Under the TAWOV IDP Relief Fund, monies raised will be geared to erecting a drug dispensing centre and a 10 bed paediatric clinic at the IDP Camp located in Abuja, Nigeria. This project is proposed to meet the basic medical needs and solve the problem of malnutrition in children aged 0-14 at the IDP camp as well as sensitize Nigerians to support them. The medical personnel in this facility will also provide health education sessions, screening and management of malnourished children, as well as vaccination programs. In the wake of the insurgency in the North-eastern part of Nigeria, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs)
was estimated at 2,152,000 as at 31st December 2015 by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
A report from UNICEF stated that 2.5 million children are malnourished in Nigeria and 500,000 are likely to die this year unless a solution is provided. Common causes of illness in IDP camps and host communities are malaria, severe acute malnutrition, diarrhoea and acute respiratory tract infections. Living conditions are worse in IDP camps, therefore there is an increased risk for illness and even death for children. There have been outcries about the illness and deaths of children in the IDP
camps despite the fact that 70% of deaths that occur in children under the age of five are preventable and curable.
In order to raise money, we are participating in the Access Lagos City Marathon on Saturday 11th February 2017. We would like for you to help by participating in the marathon under the TAWOV IDP Relief Fund platform and rally pledges to sponsor you in the marathon. If you are unable to participate on that day, you can make a donation to sponsor the runners.
For more information about how to register for the marathon, or how you can do your part to help, please contact us on the below email;
Email – email@example.com
Application Deadline – Friday 3rd February 2017, 12pm.