Foundation renders free medical outreach in Benue
Wang Children Foundation, a Non-Governmental organization on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 rendered medical assistance to displaced persons at Naka IDP settlement in Gwer-Local government area of Benue State.
The Free Medical outreach focused on treatment of basic childhood illnesses especially among Under-fives.
There was also health education of mothers on environmental sanitation, hand washing, exclusive breastfeeding and the use of Oral rehydration Solution which was distributed to mothers.
The founder of the organization, Dr Winifred Aver Wanger while addressing journalists stated that, the program will help reduce the suffering of the internally displaced children.
She also noted that, the importance of health education cannot be overemphasized as the information disseminated to parents is useful in tackling minor health concerns long after the team leaves and also reproducible, hence beneficial to the local community at large.
Dr. Robert Sekav, a volunteer at the exercise commended the efforts of the Foundation and encouraged the management to extend the gesture to other IDPs around the country.
“Wang children foundation is making a positive impact and they should keep up the good work and ensure to extend it to other IDPs in Benue and around Nigeria” Dr. Sekav said.
The Co-coordinator of NAKA IDP settlement while speaking with journalist expressed gratitude towards the Foundation’s efforts.
He said: “We are very grateful for the free medical services rendered by WCF as it serve as a major relief for sick children whose parents couldn’t afford hospital bills.”
He further advised the management of the Foundation to keep up the good work and urged the Government and well-meaning individuals in the society to support the organization’s goal of saving the children’s future through interventions and sponsorship of projects aimed at alleviating the living conditions of the children.
The foundation has conducted outreaches in Durumi, Abagana and hopes to do more for less-privileged children in society.