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Contact: Omobola Lana
(Lagos) – 04 May 2017 – Westfield Development Initiative (WDI) delivered its 4th medical outreach at the Olugbede Market in Egbeda. Since 2014 the organization has commemorated World Malaria Day by bringing basic medical services and resources to communities in the Alimosho Local Government Area. Services provided include: Body weight and BMI checks, Hypertension & diabetic screening, Malaria testing for attendees who show symptoms, HIV/AIDS testing, Pharmacy service, Consultations and counseling service, and Health education. Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) were also distributed to families.
Health educators repeatedly provided malaria, general health and wellbeing, and environmental care talks to community members as they waited turns to receive service while volunteers at the checkout point reiterated the importance of appropriate use of LLINs. Medical & para-medical teams from the local government and a volunteer team from Locke International Consultancy staffed the mission which served over 500 families.
“Malaria is preventable and treatable and WDI outreaches aim to put more LLINs in homes, communicate the message of prevention and appropriate treatment seeking behavior and hopefully improve preventive practices and reduce incidences of malaria in Alimosho”, said Omobola Lana, Executive Director, WDI.
Westfield Development Initiative
WDI is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of Nigerians by eliminating conditions and diseases (such as malaria) that hamper economic advancement. Our mission is to make malaria extinct through advocacy, medical missions, malaria centers and public enlightenment, Improve communities and environments where people live and work, and alleviate poverty through skills development and acquisition. Our vision is a country without malaria, driven by healthy, productive people, families and communities.