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Rotary International set to provide free malaria, tuberculosis, cancer screening and treatment to communities

Written by Uzoanya Ugonma

As Rotary International Club marks this year’s “Rotary Family Health Days” event, the District Governor Of 9110 has stated that about 60,000 persons from Lagos and Ogun communities will benefit from its health program covering malaria screening and treatment, cervical, breast, prostate cancer screening, polio immunization, eye cataract and treatment, dental care, tuberculosis screening among other diseases.

The governor Bola Oyebade made this known during a press briefing which took place at the Rotary International headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Oyebade further said that “We have been doing it for the past 10years now. It is a national event that runs all over the country. We have close to 80 Clubs that are participating in this event”.

“We would expect a minimum of 500 doctors in both Lagos and Ogun with the support of Lagos State Primary Health Board. It is our joy to make people happy”.

The coordinator of the program Benedict Okhumale stated that the Club plans to reach as many people as possible in order to bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility.