De rehoboths therapeutic, Nigeria
We help people to lower their health care costs by reducing their need for health care.
Project name: De rehoboths therapeutic: holistic healthcare solutions for low income families
Project location: Nigeria
It is a holistic healthcare solution for low income families, we help people lower their health care costs by reducing their need for health care. This is accomplished through our revolutionary programs that are accessible, affordable and sustainable! We provide: 365 days of LIVE support so you don’t fall off track, easy access to anyone, affordable to nearly everyone — costs less than $1 a day, offers total sustainable health — includes activities for your body as well as your mind and spirit. For too long, our health care has been teetering on just two legs of a 3-legged stool- 1) doctors that offer medical procedures and surgery, and 2) the pharmaceutical industry. What’s missing is the third leg - Self Care. That’s when we don’t wait until things fall apart and then rely on doctors and pharmaceuticals to pick up the expensive pieces. Self Care is the least expensive and the most powerful way to stay healthy. We bring preventative and restorative lifelong health solutions to our whole consumer. We believe in providing essentials for a healthy body, both on the inside and the outside, using natural methods that are chemical-free and allow the consumer to take responsibility for their health.So far we have had more than 6,200 beneficiaries of our services through our mobile health outreaches and the in house medical consultation, currently we have our impact in four provinces and in seven locations and this number will continue to grow as we become more established and it is expected to reach more 10,000 persons within the next 2 years.
DE REHOBOTH has carefully tracked the families within the program, the result of this review program shows significant result. Family income increased by an average of 42% while the numbers of days of hospitalization reduced by more than 66% considering that the average cost of hospitalization is $100/day. DE REHOBOTH’s intervention brought vast savings for families. In addition before our intervention in Mgbuoba community were we currently operate from only 28% were considered to be in good health, 48% in satisfactory health and 24% in life threatening conditions and after families were assisted by the organization the number drastically shifted to 52% in good health,41% in satisfactory and only 8% in life threatening condition
Goal and purpose of the project
Our goal is to bring preventative and restorative lifelong health solutions to our whole consumer. We believe in providing essentials for a healthy body, both on the inside and the outside, using natural methods that are chemical-free and allow the consumer to take responsibility for their health
Motivation of the applicant / applicant team:
Years back as a child raised in poor home I often return to the hospital as I was always unable to fully recover in my home environment and as I grew up seeing others pass through same challenge of treatment and relapse ,I saw the need to provide an alternative holistic healthcare solution that would contribute to individual total wellness and this led to the creation of de Rehoboth therapeutic in October, 2014.The leadership of DE REHOBOTH THERAPEUTIC STUDIO are inspired by the unique and essential role they play in addressing the world's major health challenges. We serve patients best by bridging the gap between conventional and traditional medicine, because the inherent healing capacity of the body is an amazing force which can be stimulated through natural treatments.
Our team combines an understanding of the needs and motivations of business with a practical, can-do approach to how those needs and interests can be channelled to drive health outcomes, in the workplace, in host communities and in the world at large. DR. Kwomo Blessing Fortune:The founder and owner of DE REHOBOTH, she is a national leader in efforts to advance the quality of naturopathic care and integrate conventional and alternative medicine for patient benefit. She brings years of medical experience to her practice, including a 4-year career as a nurse, physician assistant, and nutritional consultant. Before completing her naturopathic training at International bio research institute, she worked as a hospital and private practice nurse involved in surgery, recovery, acute and chronic care, ICU, psychiatry, allergies, nutrition, and environmental medicine. Dr. Fortune is committed to her role in reviewing patient medical histories, physical findings and diagnoses Emeka Charles:Before joining DE REHOBOTH as the technical head team, Emeka practiced as a Naturopathic Family Physician in Owerri, he is committed to his role in advising managerial staff about design, construction and program modifications Kelechukwu Otty joined us in November 2015 as a Naturopathic Oncology resident.As DE REHOBOTH therapeutic studio offers a one stop for holistic healing services, the care model/business model embraced involves a TEAM approach with six components:
1. Preventive Care
2. Personal Responsibility
3. Partnership between Client and Practitioner
4. Health Education
5. Cohesion of Mind, Body, Spirit
6. Integration of Complementary and Conventional Treatments Company
1) The Studio is laid out and decorated in a manner to create an atmosphere consistent with a healing environment. When patients enter the facility, they will noticeably feel relaxed and welcomed.
2) The studio support and empower patients by using a collaborative approach which honors individuality by designing unique treatment plans that can fulfill the needs of the mind, body and spirit. This multi-disciplinary approach will offer the best of safe and effective therapeutic modalities to promote optimal wellness, while being aware of the varying levels of evidence.
3) The staff and practitioners of the studio create open lines of communication and serve as a resource within the surrounding health care community and community at large through such avenues as consult letters, private and public talks and lectures and media relations.
4) The studio’s practitioners conduct educational group sessions for the Center’s patients and community to further empower healing through knowledge and experiential learning
5)The Studio uses and develop evaluation tools to determine whether it has accomplished its goals in facilitating healing and enhanced quality of life for patients in an efficacious, cost-effective manner and compare outcomes to the conventional medical approach
Use of prize money:
Our largest foreseeable challenge is lack of adequate financial resources to help carry out our activities to the fullest of our abilities and the prize money will help us recruit & Develop new staff to provide more transition to reach out more persons