Action Newsletter May 2019 Edition
LAPO Screens 29,025 Community Members For Common Diseases
As a part of its commitment to community health improvement and wellbeing, LAPO is engaged in early detection and management of common diseases in Nigeria.
Between January and March 2019 the organization screened 29,025 community members for malaria, blood pressure, hepatitis, diabetes and other ailments and referred those with health conditions to government-approved health facilities for treatment.
Health Manager, Dr Ayobami Honestus Obadiora advised the public to adopt healthy lifestyles and imbibe the culture of regular medical check-up for early detection of adverse health condition, noting that health education and screening constitute a major component of LAPO health intervention initiative. Read More
20,202 Women Equipped With Social Development Skills
LAPO addresses the root causes and manifestations of poverty such as social exclusion, poor health, ignorance and gender inequity in target communities.
Between January and March 2019, the organization impacted the lives of 20,202 women with social development skills to enable them resist and confront obnoxious socio-cultural and traditional practices militating against their progress and the realization of their aspirations.
The Executive Director of the organisation, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, in a statement, expressed concern that a lot of women were discriminated against in the society, marginalized and excluded from life-transforming opportunities, adding that sustainable development cannot be achieved without women inclusion. Read More
Int’l Women’s Day: Gender Balance, Pivotal To Development At All Levels – LAPO
The Chairman, Board of Directors of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Dr Osarenren Emokpae, has said gender balance is pivotal to achieving the desired development at all levels.
He spoke at the LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award, held in Benin, Edo State, with the theme, “Balance for Peace,” which was a part of the activities to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day.
March 8 is observed annually as International Women’s Day by the United Nations. This year’s celebration has a global theme; “Balance for Better.” Read More
709 Women Receives Human Rights Sensitization, Legal Aid
LAPO promotes all-round progress for women and gives voice to the voiceless and the poor in society. Since 1987, the organization has been defending the rights of abused and violated women in Nigeria through pro bono service.
Between January and March 2019, the organization sensitized and counselled 709 community members on legal and human rights issues and defended the rights of 18 women who were abused and violated.
Head, Legal Aid Unit, Barr. Vera Asenoguan denounced the humiliating and barbaric treatment women are often subjected to especially at the demise of their spouses. Read More
LAPO Trains 48,987 Beneficiaries On Health Issues
LAPO is actively engaged in community health education. This is in view of the fact that poor health further deepens poverty by diminishing people’s economic productive capacity with the increased cost of health care.
In the first quarter of 2019, LAPO sensitized 48,987 women in target communities on health issues, causes and management of common diseases, leading to increased health consciousness and positive living amongst them. Over 254,710 persons were reached indirectly through Information, Education and Enlightenment (IEC) publications.
The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo disclosed this while assessing the performance of the organization during the period, explaining that most of the beneficiaries now understand the importance of medical test before treatment. Read More
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