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Helping a community to get its first health center

NGO staged free health outreach, promises to build healthy society

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One of the ironies of the modern world is that despite the progress we have made, many people are still without amenities we now consider basic. This was the lot of the three thousand people living in Akinbami Village, Iwo, southern Nigeria. The village was without a single health center. In fact, it had no place one could access first aid when in need of help.

Lives had been lost to curable diseases and people's wellbeing forever affected by lack of proper medical attention. The heart touching story of the plights of the villagers was feature in an episode of Airtel.

A group of young Samaritans under the umbrella of Iwoland Development Coalition/Guildance Community Development Foundation came to the rescue of the community by building a health center in the community. This health center was commissioned in 2015 but hasn't been operating optimally. IDC feels the hospital needs more equipment for it to be effective in its operations especially in the areas of diagnosing diseases, treatment, pre natal and post natal care, and basic surgical operations.

The organisation in a press release signed by its coordinator, Mr Adisa Kabir, appealed to the public to rise to the aid of this community by donating to the health center. Equipment needed for the health center include: Theatre beds, surgical equipment,

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Let's help this community get a functional health center. It is the humane thing to do.

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