AMURT is making health care accessible and affordable in a country where 19% of all global maternal deaths occur and 1 in 10 children won't reach their 5th birthday.
AMURT Nigeria has been setting up rural health centres in some of the poorest, most remote communities of Ebonyi State, for the last 11 years. To date over twenty-three thousand (23,000) babies have been born in our health centers.
AMURT has pioneered a new decentralized model of primary healthcare where the local community initiate, manage and take ownership of the health centers in partnership with AMURT and the government. The majority of staff in each health center come from the local community. In this partnership model, community mobilization and capacity building have been at the heart of the project. Through monitoring, discipline and a cooperative approach, the AMURT assisted health centers have achieved a high level of self-reliance.
AMURT understands that optimal health is also determined by social and economic factors, and access to clean water, hence AMURT undertakes the following programs as part of its approach:
• A scholarship program that gives talented youth opportunities to become qualified health workers, thereby transforming their lives;
• A water and sanitation program that brings boreholes to communities with no access to safe water, along with training of WASHCOMs (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Committees);
• An economic empowerment program that gives opportunities for widows and women who are sole breadwinners in their families to start their own businesses through cooperatively managed revolving credit schemes.