Community Health Outreach
The community health outreach is aimed at enhancing access of poor members of rural, remote communities to quality health care services. During the outreach, LAPO engages consultants and specialist medical doctors, nurses including medical laboratory scientists from nearest secondary or tertiary health facilities to the target community cluster. The medical teams, supported by the health personnel from the collaborating Local Government Council, provide free health services such as free drugs dispensing as prescribed, screening and treatment of common cases like malaria, diarrhoea, skin infections, worm infestation, sepsis, high blood pressure, blood sugar, typhoid, stomach ulcer, minor eye infections, malaria, skin rashes, ear-nose-throat (ENT), injuries/ wounds, STIs, body/ joint pains, maternal and child complaints. Operations cover wound dressing, treatment, suturing of minor laceration and drainage of abscesses. Conditions requiring major operations are referred to higher level of care and the cost is usually borne by LAPO.