TY Danjuma Foundation commissions Rufkatu Danjuma Maternity in Takum

In line with its vision of providing access to quality health care delivery, the TY Danjuma Foundation collaborated with Development Africa; a charity and international non-governmental organization to develop a modern, sustainable, and specialized mother and child facility in Takum Local Government, Taraba State.

The project commenced on October 24, 2016 and is situated on a 6-hectre land provided by the Taraba State Government, located opposite Government Day secondary School along Takum-Lupwe road.

The primary aim of the RDM Centre is to provide enhanced service delivery of maternal and perinatal healthcare to Takum Local Government and surrounding communities. The Centre will strengthen already existing health systems within the Local Government and the state as a whole by providing the following services; maternal and child care, family planning, control of sexually transmitted infections, and management of common diseases in adults and children. In addition, the RDM boasts of a 24-hour ambulance service.

The Center has residential quarters for doctors and nurses to ensure the availability of health personnel at the Center 24 hours a day. It also has a solar system to provide power backup to RDM. The facility also boasts of an industrial borehole, with an attached water treatment facility.

This project will not only contribute to addressing the challenges of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in and around Takum, it will also impact positively on the socio economic situation of the people in Takum by providing an estimated 100 direct job opportunities.

TY Danjuma Foundation since 2009 has continued to invest resources in Taraba state to improve health care and strengthen healthcare services. This project is a step towards reducing infant and maternal mortality rate in Nigeria