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The 25th Annual LAPO Development Forum: COMMUNIQUE

A communiqué issued at the end of the 25thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Friday, August 24th 2018, under the theme: Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation of Nigeria: Options for Non-State Intervention.

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Prof Obadan Leads LAPO Discussions On Socio-Economic Transformation of Nigeria

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587 Women Receive Free Legal Aid

Four indigent women received free legal services between March and April 2018 while 583 were counselled on various legal and marital issues.

Legal Aid Manager, Barr. Vera Asenoguan expressed worry over the humiliating and barbaric treatment women are usually subjected especially at the demise of their husbands.

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World Malaria Day: LAPO Screens 2,010 For Malaria, Distributes 700 Treated Nets

LAPO screened 2,010 community members across the country for malaria during the April 25th, 2018 World Malaria Day held under the theme, “Ready to beat malaria.”

About 700 got free insecticide-treated nets while 125 persons who tested positive to the ailment received free drugs.

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LAPO Builds Financial Skills of 103,437 Clients

LAPO has enhanced the enterprise and financial skills of 103,437 clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank under the Business Management Training project of the organization. The purpose is to enable them manage their businesses more successfully.

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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.

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LAPO Empowers 19,124 Women with Social Skills

LAPO empowered 19,124 women with social development skills in March and April 2018to enable them overcome socio-cultural and traditional inhibitions militating against their progress and the realization of their aspirations.

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16m Persons Receive Cancer Sensitization, Screening Services

LAPO sensitized over 16 million community members on cancer prevention between March and April 2018 under the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project in Nigeria. 3,033 persons were screened during the period and 51 referred for treatment.

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298,663 Persons Receive Cancer Awareness

LAPO screened 298,663community members for cancer ailments in February, 2018 under the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) in Nigeria. In addition, 35,716 persons benefitted from information, enlightenment and education materials during the period.

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LAPO, MWAN Screen Over 105 People On Cancer

LAPO screened 105 community members for cancer-related diseases at the Central Hospital, Benin City as a part of the activities to mark this year’s World Cancer Day. 15 were referred for further medical examination.

The programme, aimed at creating awareness on cancer disease, was organized in conjunction with the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) and others.

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