LWI/BOT Rural Community Health Outreach in Yewa L.G.A Ogun State, October 7th-9 th 2013

During the month of October 2013, LiveWell Initiative LWI in partnership with Regency Alliance Insurance Plc and Building Opportunity for Tomorrow (BOT) held a three day community health outreach from the 7th to the 9th for the people of Imeko Afon, Ipokia and Ilaro which are subdivisions of Yewa in Ogun State. The goal of the outreach was to impact positively on the health of the people of Yewa Imeko and to positively influence their health seeking behavior by making them them take informed decisions about their health.

The Managing Director of Regency Alliance Insurance PLC Mr Biyi Otegbeye who is an indigene of Yewa land used the occasion of his birthday to give free health services to the people of Imeko and also Ipokia and Ilaro in order to bridge the visible health care gap present in those areas of Ogun State.

Top dignitaries present at the outreach were traditional rulers, Local Government officials and Permanent Sectaries of Yewa Local Government Area. There was a health empowerment lecture which was followed by health checkups which consisted of Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), Random Blood Glucose level (RBG) and Stress Test. The participants were also given non-prescription drugs along with personalized health counseling.

The programme was indeed successful and LWI played its part in bridging the visible health gap in those communities.

Below are pictures from the event……