Rotary clubs in Lokoja key into Rotary Family Health Days, begin free medical outreach 

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As Rotary International provides free Nationwide Health Care Services, Rotary Clubs in Lokoja, has commenced its free medical outreach in Lokoja the Kogi state.

The 3-day medical outreach, which commenced today 16th of April 2024, to 18th of April 2014, is taking place at the Primary Health Care Centres in SUBEB and Sariki Noma communities, in Lokoja respectively.

The Rotary Action Group for Family Health Care and Aids prevention, tagged Rotary Family Health Days (RFHDs), is a signature program of Rotary International, that seeks to bridges the gap in access to critical medical services.

According to the State Coordinator, Rotarian Grace Ben Kato, millions of people around the world still struggle to access basic healthcare, and are forced to choose between healthcare and other expenses like food or shelter.

“The Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is working to bridge this gap through its signature program, Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD). This program, delivers free preventive community healthcare services at hundreds of sites across nationwide.

She said, Rotary International with its District in 9110, 9125, 9141 and 9142 Nigeria, with Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with State Ministries of Health, private sectors and NGOs, has ensured that it delivers free preventive community healthcare services.

Rotary Clubs in Lokoja, the coordinator, added, will provide free tests, examinations and screaming for the general public.

Such services includes, polio immunization, Malaria screening and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, blood sugar screening, Herpatitis B screening, BP and Prostrate screening for men.

Other services includes; distribution of insecticides treated nets, sanitary pads, family planning counseling and sensitization on HlV, administration of Vitamins, deworming, eye and dental care amongst others.

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