LAPO Empowers 229,619 Persons with Health, Social Services

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) empowered 229,619 community members with health and social services across the country between April and May 2019.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this recently at a programme review meeting explained that 212,742 persons received direct intervention while 16,877 were reached through information, enlightenment and communication materials.

She said LAPO is determined to improve quality health and healthy living amongst community members, noting that rural dwellers were more vulnerable to diseases due to ignorance and unhealthy living practices.

Idowu-Osehobo said economic, social and health empowerment have always been an integral part of LAPO’s poverty reduction strategies, noting that there can be no meaningful development without women empowerment and their active participation in development.

She advised women to participate actively in decision-making and influence decisions that will determine the future of their families and society, even as she expressed LAPO’s commitment to building the capacity of women to challenge and resist structures and processes that encourage injustice and discrimination against them.