LAPO Combats NCD Prevalence, Screens 116,913 Persons

LAPO has intensified measures aimed at curtailing the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in target communities across the country.

Between March and April, 2018, the organization screened 116,913 persons and sensitized 136,890 community members generally on various health issues which include HIV, malaria, blood pressure (BP), blood sugar, hepatitis and diabetes.

Those with health conditions amongst them were promptly referred to government-approved health facilities for further treatment.

Health Manager, Dr. Ayo Obadiora Honestus said routine screening and health awareness creation by the organization has contributed significantly to a reduction in drug abuse among beneficiaries especially in rural communities due to improved knowledge of the importance of proper diagnosis before drug administration.

LAPO encourages members of the public to undertake regular health check towards promoting early detection and management of tropical diseases. Screening is a major component of LAPO’s health intervention strategy. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are sensitised during antenatal and child immunization clinic days in local health facilities and community meeting venues.