What We Do
Establishment of Geriatric Centres at regional level that will be fully funded to train health professionals and build manpower that will cascade downwards.
Training of Healthcare Practitioners
Through an effective training of healthcare workforce at all levels of care; tertiary, secondary and primary levels. This will increase the number of Geriatric professionals with adequate knowledge on healthy aging.
Research and Development on Healthy Aging
Research on Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in close collaboration with National Research Group on Aging (NARG-Aging) and other bodies. This research will cut across all sectors of aging ranging from Neuroscience to Social support with the intent to be re-appraising development and challenges of healthy aging in Nigeria.
Introduction of Community-based support and Home-based care, Provision of free elderly kits to the vulnerable aged, Nutrition and Vaccination; treating the elderly with malnutrition, in collaboration with the relevant sectors, Introduce and promote innovation and use of technology to improve health services of the aged.
HEPIQ-C is a project under the Federal Ministry of Health which is responsible for providing a healthy ageing environment through the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive health service for the elderly which encompassess care, research and training at all levels of Government.
- Provides data for policy implementation and targeted intervention for the elderly.
- Conducts research on the ageing population.
- Enhances effeciency in healthcare delivery to improve quality of care for the aged.
- Provides training for the healthcare workforce on care for elderly Nigerians.
Meet Our Team
Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints. There are different types of arthritis:
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95 Trained Health Workers
2 Research Publication
9 Centres Supported