Erinlayo believes that there is a lot people can do to maintain their health as long as they have the right information. Through our health centre (under construction) we aim to reduce instances of death caused by preventable diseases such as typhoid, malaria, and diarrhoea. We will do this by improving access to services. We also give assistance towards hospital treatment and purchase of medicine.
A person that is ill cannot work, therefore any income and without income many have to either sell their asset or make do without many of basic things we take for granted.
It is generally held that the development of any country or society can be judged by the quality of her population’s health, how it is distributed and the degree of protection provided from ill health.
Poverty and health are strongly linked. Lack of immunisation against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus kill two to three million children every year. Many more falls sick and miss school, due to parent’s inability to afford hospital or treatment. This vicious trap links their childhood illness to poverty in adulthood.
Many lives in area of poor sanitation, lack of drainage and safe water. Hence many are killed by diseases transmitted from untreated water and human waste, this alone kills an estimated 3900 children worldwide every. Majority of which is in sub Sahara Africa.
Above are people without means of livelihood,seating and waiting for handouts
Many people in poverty cannot afford the cost of medicines; they either skip medicine or failed to complete the necessary course of medication. Without a coordinated health care system, many will remain in poverty It is for these reasons that almost all the rich nations established universal health care system. Universal system allows everyone irrespective of their background or income to access the same range of good quality services according to their needs.