The three-day Family Health Program of the Rotary International District 9141 has come as a lifeline for many residents of Port Harcourt and its environs as the impact of the global health pandemic which has been made worse by the current recession has pushed access to health care farther away from those living in poverty.
Speaking to journalists at the flag-off ceremony of the medical outreach at the Churchill Road Primary Health Centre, Port Harcourt, on Thursday, November 29, the District Governor, Virginia Major said: “it might seem like N5,000 is a little money to some of us, yet it is a lot of money to some families. For them to spend that kind of money on health, they won’t be able to eat for some time.”
The outreach which took place simultaneously at four different locations in Rivers State provided free testing, screening and examination for ailments like HIV, hepatitis B and C, MP, blood sugar level, cervical cancer. Beneficiaries received free eye test, dental cleaning and dental examination. Participants were given free drugs after proper diagnosis after diagnosis. Also, nursing mothers received free-mosquito nets as well as sanitary pads.
As the program wound up on Saturday, hundreds of adults, children and even infants and children had found some reasons to smile in these difficult times.
A community leader in the Old Port Harcourt Township, Daniel Clement Iyalla told newsmen that the medical outreach by Rotary International in the past five years has saved several lives through the distribution of free mosquito nets and other medical services which many cannot afford.
He said: “some are dying because they cannot take care of themselves. Even to buy drugs for malaria is a problem. This program is laudable.”
Assistant program officer of the cervical cancer program of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Sophia Dunu, told FR News at the Churchill Road Primary Health Centre, that they were working in partnership with Rotary International as part of their cervical cancer secondary prevention program. She said the program involves the screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions in eligible women.
“Currently we are implementing in 50 health facilities across 19 local governments in Rivers state. So far, we have trained Master Trainers who have facilitated training for health care workers across these 50 health facilities”, she added.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr. Agiriye Harry has praised the efforts of Rotary International to reach out to the sick and vulnerable in the society and for championing the fight that eventually led to the eradication of polio in Nigeria and Africa.
Nigerian lady begs to join Billionaire Ned Nwoko’s family As 8th Wife
Ned Nwoko’s fame and fortune has continued to draw young women to himself despite being a polygamist with a harem of wives.
With 7 wives already in the pack, one Tessy Diemiruaye has openly expressed her attraction for the billionaire whose most recent is a Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels.
According to the young lady who flooded her Instagram page with the pictures of Ned Nwoko explicitly noted that she wants to be the 8th wife.
Sharing a photo of the successful businessman, Tessy wrote;
“I want to be your 8th Wife just let me know when you are ready but I black o 😔😔 I Nur Yellow like the rest o😢 But I dey Catch Fire 🔥🔥.”
DNA Test: Nigerian Lady Says A Responsible Man Sees Every Child As His Investment Whether The Kid Is His Or Not
A Nigerian lady identified as Chidera Gloria Chukwuma, has said men do not need to conduct a DNA test before playing a father’s role on a child.
Chidera who took to Facebook, said that a responsible man sees every child as his own whether he is the biological father or not.
Her statement is coming on the heels of a DNA test story which has been trending on social media for few days of a man named Tunde Thomas who allegedly died of depression after he found out that his two children belongs to his wife’s boss.
The lady wrote;
“You don’t need DNA test result before playing a father role on a child..a responsible man See’s every child as his investment wether the kid is yours or not… financially broke creatures will take advantage of this to question their wife’s faithfullness….it is only a failed gender that demand for DNA test”
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