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Over 1000 FCT Residents Treated For Malaria, Diabetes, Ulcer, Hepatitis, Others By NGO


On Saturday, over 1000 residents of the Kado community in the Life Camp area of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja were screened and treated for different tropical and other related diseases free of charge.

The residents received treatments for malaria, typhoid, peptic ulcer, urinary tract infections, hypertension, diabetes, skin diseases, treatment and vaccination for Hepatitis B and C infections, as well as pelvic inflammatory diseases from the humanitarian exercise.

The kind-hearted gesture had been part of the medical outreach that was organized by the Teen Ambassador Foundation, (TAF), a Non-governmental Organization (NGO), and borne out of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The medical personnel ranged from doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists and pharmacists who were on ground to render their services to the densely populated suburb of Abuja.

One of the residents who had benefited from the medical outreach was a young child with down syndrome whose mother, Chinyere Donatus, had expressed her gratitude to the Foundation. Donatus explained that she had sought basic medical help from many health facilities but was not able to get it due to a lack of funds and stressed that the Foundation has provided her with relief.

In his remarks, Mr. Paul Adiwu, the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, stated that his passion to assist the poor and needy was the motivation for the exercise. According to him, it was the second of such intervention by the organization and added that the gesture will be taken to the 36 states of the federation.

“I am doing this out of community service and not out of any political gain. I am from Plateau State and not FCT, so this is purely my own way of giving back to society. I know my origin and I think when you remember where one is coming from, you don’t have a choice but to complement government efforts in things like this. We want to have these outreaches across the Federation. So, we are having one location per state. The first one was in Nasarawa and it was a success. This time around we came up with vaccination for hepatitis. We are trying to improve on what we are doing. Every community is in need and you cannot be everywhere at the same time but we would continue to do our best and continue improving every time. The mission of Teen Ambassadors Foundation is to work on areas that are related to the sustainable development goals and health and wellbeing are part of that. We also support child education and provide scholarships. We want to educate the teenagers and catch them young.”

Chief Danlami Audu, the Village Head of Kado, had also expressed his appreciation to the Foundation and called upon all public-spirited individuals to also embrace humanitarian services.

Dr. Dickson Akor, the National Coordinator of the Peace Corps, had also praised the Foundation for the exercise, “I am here to represent the Peace Corps of Nigeria to show solidarity and support for the good work Mr Adiwu is doing. He is not a legislator but a civil servant and has decided that with what God has given to him he should invest it in the service of humanity. This is what life is all about. I appreciate him for the good work. You can see the smiles on the faces of everybody here. He deserves to be supported. It is commendable and should be emulated.”

Hon. Dalhatu Musa, the Commissioner of the FCT in the Public Complaints Commission, had also commended the Foundation for helping the needy and the vulnerable and added that the government alone cannot satisfy the medical needs of the masses, “In the PCC we receive a lot of complaints that have to do with a deficit in health infrastructure. We thank TAF for this gesture which would.”