Annually, about 3 to 8 Medical Outreaches are undertaken yearly in Niger Delta States of Akwa Ibom State, Rivers, Delta State, Cross Rivers State, Bayelsa State and Federal Capital Territory. An integrated approach to Primary Health Care is adopted by ARRDEC using Social Mobilization and behavioural Change Communication (SBCC), diagnosis and referral to treatment as strategies.
Health Services provided during the Free Medical Missions includes: laboratory investigation for Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Eye defects, dental problems, STI/UTI; diagnosis of various ailments including Arthritis, Respiratory Disorders and Allergy, GIT Disorders, Hypertension, etc. and provision of appropriate treatment, as well as surgeries for hernia, appendicitis, fibrosis, hydrocele, etc.
People who tested positive to HIV and Tuberculosis are promptly referred to proximal secondary health care facilities for comprehensive attention and treatment.
More than forty five thousand (45, 000) persons comprising children, pregnant women, vulnerable men and women, have received free treatment since 1999.