One of the key areas of community service by the organization is in the provision of Health and Human Services. Our activities in this area can be summarized under the following:
- Health Fairs in Maryland
- Provision of Medical Supplies to Calabar, Nigeria
- Collaboration on Medical Missions to Cross River State, Nigeria
In November 2006, the organization organized its first Community Health Fair in the Langley Park Community Center (1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, Maryland). Over two hundred (200) families attended the event which was organized in collaboration with AmeriGroup Community Services, Priority Partners, and United Health Care. Attendees took advantage of various opportunities to be tested for HIV, diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure and to get Dental Screening services.
In June 2008, the organization held its second Community Health Fair at the Langley Park Community Center. Approximately, one hundred and fifty participants attended the fair. Various programs from the Prince George’s County Health Department were present to provide health information. A Colgate Palmolive van was present on the Community Center parking lot and gave out free dental hygiene kits to the children. Baltimore Reads LLC also provided three hundred (300) free books that were distributed to children at the event to promote reading in our youth.
In April 2010, the organization held its third Community Health Fair at the Langley Park Community Center. Four hundred and eighty-three people attended the event. Vendors included the US Census, African Women Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA), Montgomery County Department of Health, Prince Georges County Department of Health, United Healthcare, Priority Partners, AmeriGroup, Ani Murachi Zumba, Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI), Milestone Medical, and many other vendors and service providers. Screenings included diabetes, high blood pressure, vision, HIV, and cholesterol.
In April 2013, the fourth Nka-sponsored Community Health Fair was held at the Langley Park Community Center and was attended by two hundred participants. Diagnostic screenings included diabetes, high blood pressure, vision, cholesterol and HIV. Insurance companies in attendance included Priority Partners, United Healthcare, and AmeriGroup. Health departments from Prince Georges and Montgomery counties were represented. African Womens Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) was in attendance.