Since 2015, The Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (VSF) has been administering support to victims of insurgency especially in the North East Nigeria through education and protection for children; economic empowerment for women victims of insurgency; agro based intervention for returnee households; reconstruction of public buildings devastated by the insurgency; and support to hospitals for the free treatment of victims of Bomb blasts and armed attacks.

VSF works in collaboration with Government agencies, Institutions and the civil society to drive the actualization of its mandate through advocacy, resource mobilization, capacity building and monitoring of the outcomes of its interventions.

Since inception, VSF identified 16 hospitals for the delivery of free medical treatment to victims, and has provided support for acquisition of medical equipment and consumables to enhance adequate coverage for the teeming population of victims requiring treatment. Thus victims have been mobilized to access and utilize the available treatment services.

Below is the list of hospitals supported by VSF

 

S/N NAME OF HOSPITAL
1. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Maiduguri, Borno State
2. Specialist Hospital Maiduguri, Borno State
3. Specialist Hospital Damaturu, Yobe State
4. Federal Medical Centre Gombe, Gombe State
5. Specialist Hospital Gombe, Gombe State
6. Federal Medical Centre Yola, Adamawa State
7. Specialist Hospital Yola, Adamawa State
8. National Hospital Abuja, FCT
9. Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau State
10. Plateau State Specialist Hospital Jos, Plateau State
11. Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo, Taraba State
12. General Hospital Wukari, Taraba State
13. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, Kano State
14. Murtala Specialist Hospital Kano, Kano State
15. Nigerian Airforce Hospital Dalori, Borno State
16 7 Division Nigerian Army Hospital Maiduguri, Borno State

 

Treatment is not only for insurgency related complaints or injuries, beneficiaries have also received free treatment for cases like appendicitis, malaria, pile and many other ailments. Additionally, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, victims of insurgency and their caregivers are not only being treated but are also provided meals three times daily and personal care items.