The Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI), a Nigerian-run nonprofit organisation is targeting not less than 2, 000 beneficiaries for its Free Medical Outreach to mark the 2018 World Malaria Day.
This was contained in a press release signed by the organisation’s Communications Officer, Mr. Lucky Ihanza.
YEDI says it is collaborating with Westfield Development Initiative (WDI), another nonprofit organisation to reach up to 2000 residents of Alimosho with free medical and health education services and a ‘Kick-Against-Malaria’ football tournament in line with this year’s global theme: “Ready to Beat Malaria.”
The event, which will take place at Pako Field, Omituntun Youth Centre, Akowonjo, Lagos on Saturday, April 28, 2018, will also feature malaria, blood pressure and blood sugar tests, HIV/AIDS tests and counselling, weight/height/BMI check, medical consults, pharmacy service, distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), bed net usage demonstrations as well as health education.
World Malaria Day recognises the global effort to reduce the burden of malaria and provides an opportunity to raise awareness and generate support for the fight to end the preventable and treatable disease.
This year’s event, the organisers say, is sponsored by global energy giant, ExxonMobil; and leading real estate development company, Locke International Consultancy Limited; with support from Alimosho Local Government, Development Area, Emzor Pharmaceuticals, OL PHARM Nigeria Limited, Hacey’s Health Initiative, and the current Miss Nigeria, Ehiguese Peace.