No fewer than 130 persons have benefitted from a free family medical outreach recently organised by a non-profit organisation, Glance Fancier International Foundation, at the Ojodu area of Lagos.
The one-day medical outreach included the distribution of drugs and free insecticide-treated nets, Beneficiaries also benefitted from free HIV test, sugar level, blood pressure and eye test.
The founder of GFIF, Mrs Gbemisola Rufai, called on well-meaning Nigerians to show more concern for widows.
She said, “GFIF empowered about 50 widows. What can we do to elevate their standard of living? We understand the plight of widows in Nigeria and we urge every well-meaning Nigerian to support them, especially in terms of their safety and well-being.
A US-based family physician, Dr Sunkanmi Adeyinka, in her lecture on ‘Healthy living’ emphasised the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to be mindful of habits that could make an individual susceptible to certain life-threatening ailments.
She said heart disease and cancer kill faster and advocated for early detection and prevention to curb the ailments.
“Across the world, the number one killer is heart disease and the risk factors for heart disease are diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. However, if we maintain a decent body mass index, coupled with early detection, we may be able to prevent heart disease.
“With regard to treatment of heart disease and cancer, people need to be informed that early detection is the best option,” Adeyinka said.