LAPO Improves Health Status of 18,377 Community Members

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the health status of 18,377 community members in May, 2017.

The beneficiaries were sensitized on health matters and screened for common ailments including blood pressure, blood sugar, hepatitis, HIV and malaria while those with health conditions were refered for treatment.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo while reviewing the performance of the organization during the period, said the organization is actively engaged in community health education and screening in view of the fact that poor health deepens poverty by diminishing people’s economic productive capacity with increased cost of health care.

She expressed displeasure over the non-availability of health screening centres in rural communities and rising cost of healthcare, which she said is beyond the reach of the poor.

Idowu-Osehobo said LAPO undertakes routine awareness creation on personal hygiene, hand washing, environmental cleanliness, hypertension, diabetes and nutrition amongst others, explaining that beneficiaries now understand the essence of regular medical check-up and implication of self-medication.

Benin City                                           June 28, 2017