LAPO Screens 93,289 Community Members for Tropical Diseases

LAPO has advised women and other members of the public to embrace preventive health care practices including regular medical check up towards mitigating incidence of tropical diseases.

In a statement, Health Manager, Ayobami Honestus Obadiora stated that early detection of health conditions can be life-saving, noting that many people have succumbed to preventable ailments due to ignorance and negligence.

Obadiora expressed LAPO‘s commitment to the prevention and management of tropical diseases, adding that the organization screened 93, 289 community members for common diseases between January and July, 2017.

He said those with special cases were referred to health centres for treatment, noting that health counselling and testing have always been a major component of LAPO’s intervention programme.

Obadiora encouraged pregnant women to demand Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) of malaria twice during pregnancy and thrice in special cases as well as obtain free anti-malaria drugs and nets at designated public health facilities.

He noted a significant reduction in self-medication and other forms of drug misuse amongst its achievements, insisting that rural dwellers are more vulnerable to diseases due to ignorance and unhealthy living practices.