LAPO Screens 11,530 Women, Others for Tropical Diseases

LAPO promoted early detection and management of common diseases in Nigeria with the screening of 11,530 women and other beneficiaries for malaria, HIV and other common ailments in May, 2017.

Health Manager, Ayobami Honestus Obadiora who disclosed this in a statement noted  that  non-communicable diseases (NCD) was responsible for about 20% of all deaths and 60% of admitted patients in most tertiary hospitals in Nigeria.

He said health education and screening constitute a major component of LAPO health intervention initiative, adding that those with special health conditions were referred to government-approved health facilities for proper treatment.

Obadiora advised the public to adopt a healthy lifestyle and imbibe the culture of regular medical check-up for early detection of adverse health conditions, adding that rural dwellers were more vulnerable to diseases due to ignorance and unhealthy living practices.