Guinness Nigeria provides drugs for rural health screening in Lagos
The Rural Dwellers’ Health Initiative is a platform for corps members who are medical professionals.
Guinness Nigeria, the beer and drinks giant, has provided essential medicines for a rural health screening in Lagos organised by the National Youth Service Corps’ Rural Dwellers’ Health Initiative. The medicines were formally handed over to the NYSC at a flag-off ceremony in Badagry, Lagos state.
The Rural Dwellers’ Health Initiative is a platform for corps members who are medical professionals – doctors, nurses, pharmacists and medical lab scientists – to provide free healthcare services to Nigerians living in rural communities. The initiative has been launched in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“We appreciate Guinness Nigeria for this laudable effort,” Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawni, the NYSC’s Director-General, said at the event. “There is no doubt that the donation will go a long in enhancing the quality of care which corps members will deliver to beneficiaries of this initiative,” he added.
Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director, Mr. Sesan Sobowale, who was represented by the company’s Sustainable Development Manager, Osita Abana, commended the NYSC for providing a platform where rural dwellers are able to access quality healthcare at no cost.
“This Rural Dwellers’ Health Initiative is indeed a laudable programme. We recognise that it will help improve the health and wellbeing of many Nigerians. We are therefore pleased to support the NYSC as it flags off the programme today,” Abana said.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Oluranti Adebule, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Michael Daodu, urged residents of the community to take advantage of the week-long medical intervention by visiting consultation centres for free treatment.
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