The mortality rate across four major NCDs (Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Cancer and Diabetes) was 565 per 100,000 in males and 546 in females in 2021. The high number of people suffering from these conditions is linked to demographic and societal shifts, globalisation, urbanisation, and the embrace of unhealthy habits such as consuming an unbalanced diet and engaging in insufficient physical activity.
Technology-based solutions are the key to bridging the health equity gap and improving health outcomes. With this vision, Dechi HTF and REAN Foundation have jointly developed a WhatsApp-based chat assistant - ChecheConnect. This chat assistant will help you to understand the causes and symptoms of illnesses. It helps not just to prevent these diseases but also provides insights to manage existing chronic conditions more effectively. The focus areas of the chat assistant are Hypertension, Diabetes and Malaria.
For remote rural communities where the Dechi Health Trust Fund operates, the most difficult challenge in addressing health problems is the availability of qualified health professionals. Since solving this challenge is proving difficult due to the unavailability of qualified health professionals, the next best thing is their knowledge. Through Cheche Connect, we are making this a reality while working to address the health workforce shortage in remote rural communities.
ChecheConnect is a trusted partner that is focused on advancing Nigerian community health, fostering awareness and knowledge to prevent and manage health conditions effectively.