Grant 5: Yanmoutchekro
Recipient community: Yanmoutchekro (whole village)
Village: Yanmoutchekro, Côte d'Ivoire
Number of community members reached: approximately 250
Description: The community asked for funds for a local volunteer NGO, "Initiative Ivoirienne pour le developpement de la santé communautaire" (Ivorian Initiative for Community Health Development), to come and screen for hypertension and diabetes and educate about these diseases in the village. The money was spent on blood pressure monitors, glucometers, cotton, lancets, alcohol, gloves and transport. The NGO also offered deworming tablets to everyone in the village. Everyone with suspected hypertension/ diabetes was referred to nearby health clinics. The equipment will be kept in the village, so the patients diagnosed will be able to use it. The NGO volunteers will come back and follow up on diagnosed patients and keep monitoring for new cases of hypertension and diabetes in the village.
Amount applied for: 592,000 CFA (~$1000)
Amount received (net of fees): 592,000 CFA (~$1000)
Date of transfer: August 7, 2019
Progress: Equipment purchased and screening conducted. (Updated August 29, 2019).
Outcomes: 22 suspected cases of hypertension referred, 5 suspected cases of diabetes referred. Improved knowledge and understanding of lifestyle diseases in the village. Everyone in the village was dewormed. (Updated August 29, 2019).
NGO volunteers getting ready for screening with our country ambassador, Kone Zana (2nd from left).
Screening for hypertension and diabetes being conducted.
Images of the village.