Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has stressed the need for women to be conscious of their health, as a precondition for a successful livelihood. She made the point during a health screening exercise at the Durumi Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the FCT, on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.
Mrs. Buhari was emphatic on the need for women to know their blood pressure and blood sugar, and to check themselves for malaria, sickle cell anaemia, hepatitis, cervical and breast cancers.
“I call on all women to be conscious of their health status; it is through this consciousness that a woman can live a healthy, and therefore a productive life.”
Her remarks were delivered by the National Coordinator, Future Assured Programme, Dr. Kamal Muhammad Abdurrahman.
Mrs. Buhari’s Future Assured Programme has conducted health screening exercises in five of the six geopolitical zones, and commissioned two mobile clinics for easier access to remote areas.
“We will visit the sixth geo-political zone, which is North Central, very soon, and begin subsequent rounds to more states across the country.”
The medical outreach is organized in partnership with Cry for Help Foundation, who’s Secretary General, Dr. Alfred Sanni, commended Mrs. Buhari for the interest she is showing on the health of women and children through the exercise. He said 40 medical personnel participated, made up of Doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists and pharmacists.
Hundreds of the IDPs and residents of neighbouring communities benefitted from the screening exercises, while their children were checked for eye as well as Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) infections.
It would be recalled that Future Assured visited the camp two weeks ago to donate food and relief materials, promising to return with the health screening team.
Highlight of the event was the distribution of food, clothing, cosmetic and bedding items donated by Mrs. Buhari to the beneficiaries.