LAPO Empowers 1,306,845 Community Members With Social, Health Services

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,306,845 community members with social and health services across the country in the year 2018.

A breakdown of the figures indicates that 381, 669 persons received direct social and health intervention in target communities while a total of 925,176 community members were reached through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and bulk Short Message Service (SMS).

The LAPO Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed the organization’s commitment to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable people in target communities and building the capacity of women to challenge and resist harmful socio-cultural structures and processes that limit their progress and enjoyment of good life.

She listed poor health, inadequate nutrition, gender disparity, ignorance and social exclusion among prevailing social issues being addressed by LAPO to address the non-credit causes and manifestations of poverty and bringing gender issues to wider attention, recognizing and promoting women’s contributions to societal development.

Idowu-Osehobo said LAPO has been improving community health for more than two decades and promoting community awareness on hygiene, handwashing, hypertension, diabetes and nutrition, the importance of regular medical check-up and implications of self-medication.