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LAPO Sensitizes 288 Women On Rights Protection

In February 2018, LAPO sensitized 288 women on rights protection as well as defended those who were unable to afford legal fees.

Legal Aid Manager, Barrister Vera Asenoguan who disclosed this criticized the humiliating and barbaric treatment women are usually subjected to especially at the demise of their husbands.

She stressed that it was offensive and unconstitutional to subject women to any form of abuse under the guise of religious or customary practices.

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LAPO Empowered 1,475,951 Community Members with Health, Social Services In 2017

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,475,951women and other vulnerable community members across the country with health and social services in 2017.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this at the organization’s annual review meeting explained that 397,624 persons received direct services while the rest were reached through information, enlightenment and communication materials.

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LAPO Supports 108,367 Rural Farmers With N5.7 billion in 2017

The LAPO Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI) supported 108,367 rural farmers with the sum of N5.7 billion in 2017. The organization equally provided them with high yield inputs and extension services, which significantly boosted their operations during the year.

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22.7m Persons Benefit From LAPO Cancer Intervention Programme

In line with the Nigeria National Cancer Control Programme, the organization is currently implementing the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project aimed at reducing cancer-related deaths in target states.

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Disease Control: LAPO Screens 187,752 Persons

LAPO screened 187,752 women for common diseases including HIV, malaria, blood pressure (BP), blood sugar, hepatitis and diabetes in 2017 with 3,386 beneficiaries referred for treatment in government-approved hospitals.

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