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LAPO Improves Community Health, Empowers 1.2m Nigerians

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LAPO Improves Community Health, Empowers 1.2m Nigerians

 

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the health conditions of 1,257,297 vulnerable community members across the country in 2020. The beneficiaries were educated on maternal and child Health practices with key focus on maternal and child health, antenatal care and nutrition, family planning, water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Acting Executive Director, Dr. Honestus Ayobami Obadiora who stated this during an interactive forum with Journalists in Benin City said 274,929 persons were reached with direct services in target communities while 976,368 were empowered through Information, Education and Communication materials.

He said LAPO equally carried out health outreach in Oredo Primary Health Centre in Benin City during the period, reaching 1,236 community members with health counseling, free treatment and referral services.

The Executive Director expressed worry that a high percentage of women and children in Nigeria are vulnerable to illnesses, disability and even death due to lack of access to comprehensive health services, a situation that has made the country one of the highest in maternal and under-5 mortality rates amongst developing least developed and sub-Saharan countries.

Dr. Obadiora said LAPO was determined to change the narratives of high maternal and under-5 child mortalities in Nigeria with its health intervention programmes in order to mitigate the detrimental effect of maternal mortality on the socio-economic development of the nation.

He charged members of the public to imbibe the culture of regular medical checkups to enable early detection and management of health conditions, adding that routine community-based health screening and awareness creation by the organization has contributed significantly to the wellbeing of community members.

Benin City    February 5, 2021


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