PACIEH IN THE NEWS

Members of PACIEH Team are passionate about changing lives and improving education, nutrition and health in our communities. Even the COVID-19 pandemic could not deter us. The life-changing projects implemented by our team include interventions to evaluate and improve education, improving nutrition in underserved communities and control of neglected tropical diseases. In addition, our founder/CEO was a guest speaker on Episode 13 of the Global Health Matters Podcast.

Professor Uche Amazigo

Prof. Amazigo led three multi-disciplinary studies (2017 -2020). These studies were initiated and coordinated by PACIEH. Results contributed to policies, modification of strategies and improved the quality of secondary school education in Anambra state, Nigeria. Click here to download a summary report of these studies.

Professor Chinyelu A. Ekwunife

Prof. Ekwunife coordinated World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, 2021. The WHO launched 2030 roadmap to end NTDs and officiall recognised January 30 as World NTDs Day. Students and staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University for participating. In the process were reminded of control methods for NTDs. Learn more.

Professor Nkadi Onyegegbu

Prof. Onyegegbu fed 280 inmates in Nsukka Transformation and Correction Center in 2020; fed 294 inmates in Nsukka Transformation and Correction Center in 2021; and distributed food items to the Less Privileged Men and Women in Ibagwa-Ani, Ovoko, Alor-Uno, Ogbukpa, rural communities in Enugu state. Learn more.

In Episode 13 of Global Health Matters Podcast, host Garry Aslanyan speaks with three experts. They answered three major questions: What are the differences between the various paths to a disease-free world? Why are we pursuing eradication of some diseases while for others, control or elimination is the more realistic option? Our founder/CEO, Professor Uche Amazigo shares lessons she learned during her tenure as the Director of the WHO African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control; David Reddy discusses the new and exciting innovations for malaria elimination; and Aidan O’Leary makes the case for pursuing worldwide eradication of polio. Join us in this discovery of what is needed to reduce or remove the risk of infectious diseases. Click here to listen to an excellent and engaging discussion.

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Improving Social Safety Net and Access to Health and Education for Children in Underserved Communities

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PACIEH’s investments in School Eye Health began in 2017. This was based on lessons from screening pupils for ear, nose and throat infections in schools in rural settings. 

Health

School eye care programme, deworming and school feeding

Education

Women’s economic empowerment

Research

Improve state policies on girl-child education and access to education

Download PACIEH Reports

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PACIEH Girl-Child Education Report

A research study by Prof. Uche Amazigo and Prof. L.R Akudolu  funded by Anambra State Government. Download here.

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PACIEH Capacity Building of Teachers Report

PACIEH Training on difficult subject topics and administration of Science teachers in Anambra State. Download here.

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Glossary of PACIEH's Work

This document showcases the work PACIEH does to improve health, nutrition and wellbeing of pupils in schools where we intervene. Download here.

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PACIEH Educational Projects in Anambra State

PACIEH education projects are selectively focused to liberate households from the shackles of low self-esteem, promoting education as a supreme investment in human capital development. PACIEH continues to work with the State Ministry of Education. From 2016 -2020, PACIEH coordinated through the leadership of the CEO four multi-disciplinary research studies. These studies were funded by Anambra State Government and The World Bank. The impact is visible in the educational performances of Anambra State Secondary School Students at national and international competitions in the last 4 years.

PARTNERS

The Royal Thai Embassy, Abuja

Mission to Save The Helpless (MITOSATH)

Enugu State Home Grown School Feeding Programme

Heineken African Foundation 

Enugu State Universal Basic Educational Board (ENSUBEB)

Ministry of Education, Anambra State ( 2016 – to date)

TruValu Nig. Ltd

Nigerian Breweries Plc

Central School, Afor-Agu, Abatete, Idemili North LGA, Anambra State

Community Nursery & Primary School, Oma-Eke, Udi LGA, Enugu

Salvation Army Nursery & Primary School, Afor-Agu, Abatete

Central Nursery & Primary School, Eke, Udi LGA, Enugu State

GALLERY

School Feeding

Deworming 2013-2014

Before the initiation of the programme, several consultative meetings were held with the community to ensure that they took ownership of the project. The communities in both states agreed to support each child’s participation in the programme with N50/week in Enugu and N100/week in Anambra. They opened bank accounts and agreed on members of the community who would manage these funds. Health assessment and interventions include: (a) examination of over 700 pupils by a medical team and provision of free treatment to over 70% of them for skin, ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections and (b) deworming of pupils once a year with free Albendazole/Mebendazole tablets from the World Health Organization through Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). In 2013/14 school year, 719 children were checked and over 70% treated for skin and ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections. All 719 pupils were dewormed. In this year 2 (2014/2015), 759 children were dewormed in January 2015 and 12% were treated for Taenia capitis (c) Training the pupils on proper hand washing before and after meals, after defecation and after recreation.

Visit of the Thai Ambassador