Over 500 Benefit From Rotary Medical Outreach In Abuja

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By Blessing Otobong-Gabriel

Over 500 residents of Kabusa village, a suburb of Abuja, benefited from a medical outreach organised by Rotary Club of Abuja-Maitama.

The club, which is under District 9125, was led by its President, Ijeoma Agwu, to the medical outreach.

Agwu, who is also the President of Presidents in Abuja, said the outreach was in carried out in line with the second phase of “Rotary Family Health Day 2024” in collaboration with Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Health.

She noted that all Rotary Clubs and Districts in Nigeria participated in the outreach for three days.

The outreach kicked off at about 8am and lasted for eight hours, a medical team provided diverse free services to the people.

The services include: malaria screening, tests and dispensing of anti-malaria medication to members of the community starting from its head, Chief Samuel Kpowu and his household, as well as his cabinet members.

The club also administered polio immunisation, HIV tests, counselling, hypertension screening, deworming of children and distribution of sanitary towels to young girls.

They also distributed insecticide treated mosquito nets to pregnant women and nursing mothers, and provided them with drinking water.

The president of the club sensitised members of the community on the need to keep their environment clean with a good source of drinkable water.

She also told them that Rotary International is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and non-tribal organisation whose mandate is to serve humanity and touch lives by making individual contributions.

She said Rotarians the world over, fill in the gaps where government support cannot reach the masses, especially in local communities.

The State Coordinator, Rotarian Dupe Abosede, was commended for making tremendous impact in the success of the outreach.

The chief of Kabusa appreciated Rotary’s gesture to his community and appealed for more outreaches.

At the end of the outreach, the club donated undistributed drugs to the community health centre for the free treatment of residents, according to the Club’s Project Committee Chair 2023-2024 Rotary Year, Chibuzo Andrews

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