THE BBF APPROACH
Charity. Advocacy. Research. Education
BBF was established to provide science based well researched solutions to many of these problems – most importantly, solutions that can be applied in remote rural as well as urban areas, without fear of toxicity or harm to the patient.
We are a duly registered not-for-profit organization established to address the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, mental health and neurological disorders among Nigerians by providing free consultations, distribution of brain health promoting neutraceuticals, physical therapy and psychotherapy, education of the general public and training of healthcare professionals.
BBF concentrates on four main thematic areas, encapsulated in the acronym C.A.R.E.
C.A.R.E. stands for: Charity, Advocacy, Research, and Education. Each activity is undertaken with the collaboration and support of local and international organizations.
Primarily, we provide free consultations, nutrients and supplements for children living with Sickle Cell Disease and neurological deficits to address damaged brain tissue and restore lost function (sample results below). We are also looking to expand free health care and distribution of prenatal supplements to expectant mothers so as to tackle SCD and neurological deficits at the root, before the unborn child is affected. Organizations that have assisted us in this include the Inflammation Research Foundation, which has supplied us with highly potent omega 3 fatty acid supplements, and Royal Body Care, Inc. in Dallas Texas, which also has graciously supplied us with numerous nutrients for brain health.
The results have been quite remarkable based on reports given by the doctors, parents and guardians of the children who have been beneficiaries of the Foundation).*
So far the foundation has donated supplements and medications worth over 80 million naira to patients.
*Videos and written testimonials available upon request.
Since Sickle Cell Disease and most brain health challenges begin between conception and the first few years of life, we attempt to influence government policy by education, presentation of scientifically backed research findings, sensitization campaigns and nationwide seminars.
For cardiovascular disease and cancers, we seek to educate and enlighten the general public on these disorders.
We are constantly researching to find out the safest and most cost effective ways to helping children and adults with brain health challenges, especially those that can be easily applied in remote communities in Nigeria. The results of our works are being published in African and international journals.
Parents and caregivers are desperately searching for tools and solutions to help their children, reduce pain, reduce the severity of the symptoms they experience on a day to day basis, and help them play and develop like other normal children. And yet, these solutions are many times, out of their reach.
In the final analysis, people must take care of their own health, by making informed decisions and taking intelligent action.
We thus focus on providing the average, non-medical person with the information they need to achieve this through seminars, online teachings through our website, social media, emails, etc.