Over 2,000 residents of Surulere/Aguda /Ijeshatedo /Coker Area of Lagos State have been screened of HIV by a non-governmental organization, NGO, Joy Welfare & Charity Ministry, a arm of the C & S Movement Church, Ayo Ni O, Surulere.
The three-day programme, held at the Church premises along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, was organized in collaboration with Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention.It also featured talk show on how to brush teeth; the type of brush to use and eight ways of washing hands.In his speech on the occasion, the General Leader of the Church, Apostle Prophet Sunday Korode, said the programme was to bring free medical screening to the church’s neighbourhood in the Surulere/Aguda /Ijeshatedo /Coker Areas of the state.
“The spirit behind the mission is commendable; it is care and compassion for the plight of the needy and Less privileged in the society. This caring heart philosophy, which drives our common concern for our society is further highlighted by the comprehensive nature of the area/field of coverage in man’s ailments such that everybody has one area or the other to benefit from the programme.
“I want to assure you that our doors and arms are always open to collaborate to bring succour and relief to our society especially in these trying times of austerity and recession. Collaborations like this helps to garner resources worldwide, nationwide and channel such to meet needs in critical cases and areas”,.
“I pray to God Almighty to continue to help you and enable you to do more for our society until all diseases and poverty are eradicated from our midst”, Apostle Korode said.
In her remarks, Vice Chairman, Joy Welfare and Charity Ministry, Special Mother In Israel (SPMII) Agbeke Ogunsawo, said the Ministry “is an arm of the church to take care of members and non-members in their community , with Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS”, adding that early this year, the Ministry screened people of the communities of cervical cancer ; breast cancer, among others.She said that the aim of the free screening was not to win souls, revealing that 70 per cent of those screened were not even members of the church.
During the three-day programme, free services and counseling were provided for those screened for HIV; Polio; Hepatitis B and C;, Diabetes and Glucose Level ,Hypertension; Tuberculosis; and other diseases.
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