Hope springs in Fagge Dandali.
Abdulmumin Muhammad, a 67year old family man was diagnosed with DSTB on 11th August 2020 on the WoW truck following the first motorized campaign outing jointly organized by KNCV Nigeria and Break through action Nigeria in Kano state. The patient who has been severely ill, according to the ACF coordinator, Dr Mustapha Tukur who was onboard the WoW truck the fateful day Abdulmumin, was mobilized to access services at the WOW truck stationed in his community. The patient was so grateful for the motorized campaign for bringing the services to his community at Fagge Dandali in Fagge LGA and would otherwise have not been able to go to the hospital to access the services. He was diagnosed with DSTB on the 11th of August 2020 and started treatment the next day, his family and contacts were also screened and all tested negative.
A Follow up at 2 months unfortunately, revealed that Abdulmumin had died due to complications of late presentation 7 days after he started treatment
A sad ending yes, but with the partnership between BA-N (Breakthrough Action Nigeria, TBN (Tuberculosis Network) and the WoW (Wellness on Wheels) truck going deep into communities to generate awareness and mobilize sick patients who do not have access to healthcare many other patients like Abdulmumin will be able to receive proper diagnosis on time and won’t have to die due to late presentation.
This was the first ever collaboration with WoW, BA-N and TBN under TB LON in Nigeria for motorized campaign held in Kano.
They visited communities to mobilise populace to come out for screening, resulted in a bedridden man unable to walk (brought in by Keke napep) for service access at WoW truck.
“Abdulmumin was so grateful for the motorized campaign for bringing the services to his community at Fagge Dandali in Fagge LGA and would otherwise have not been able to go to the hospital to access the services”.