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The Rotary Club of Ikeja South, today, Thursday, August 11, 2016 organised a comprehensive health awareness programme for the Alausa Community, Ikeja, Lagos.
Hosted at an open arena within the community, the programme, which was part of the activities lined up for the visit of the District Governor, Rotarian Patrick Ijehon Ikheloa of the club, included a health talk, de-worming exercise for the children, donation of mosquito treated net to women and children, donation and distribution of baby cots and other materials to mothers and children.
The health talk, which was delivered partially in Yoruba, was by Mrs. Aminat Raji, a senior community health official at Alausa Health Centre, Ikeja Local Government Area. Mrs. Raji lectured those in attendance on some basic health tips.
AG. Femi Adenekan gave a brief speech, thanking the organisers for choosing the Alausa Community Health Centre to collaborate with for such a pivotal occasion. He also expressed his appreciation to the Rotary Club for putting together such an event.
The Chairman of the Community Development Association (CDA), Mr. Olawale Dopemu, was visibly excited.
In an exclusive chat with the Boss Newspapers, Mr. Dopemu said: “We are very grateful to the Rotary Club for the continuous support they show to our community. Not too long ago, they helped us with a borehole and primary health care. They have been elevating our society, and we are grateful for this.”
Also commenting on the programme, President of Rotary Club of Ikeja South, Rotn Adeniyi Otunuyi, stated that “We have come to the Alausa Community to take another step in the fight to end polio. The Rotary community renders services to humanity. We are part of a global community that takes care of health and education. We look after the less privileged in the society. There is no political, professional, or cultural barrier in the rotary society. This is why I would implore professionals from all different fields to join us to empower women and youth, and create leadership programmes for people from all works of life.”
The event was a success as many lives were impacted by the benevolence of the Rotary Club, Ikeja South. A number of the parents and children in attendance expressed their gratitude to the organizers as they collected their various health materials.