LAPO Improves Social, Health Status of 135,537 Community Members

In October 2018, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the lives of 135,537 women and other community members with social and health services across the country.

A breakdown of the total figures indicates that 33,805 persons were reached with direct health, social and legal sensitization in target communities while others benefitted through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed the organization’s commitment to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable people especially women in Nigeria, bringing gender issues to wider attention, recognizing and promoting women’s contributions to societal development.

She enumerated ill-health, poor nutrition, discrimination, low self esteem, ignorance, social exclusion and gender inequity among social issues addressed by LAPO  to address the non-credit causes and manifestations of poverty in the society

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, importance of regular medical check-up and implications of self-medication.