Group plans medical support for communities

A DIASPORA group, the Anambra State Association (ASA), has concluded arrangements for a 10-day medical support to their communities.

The event, billed for July 6 to 16, is aimed at providing aid to the poor in Anambra communities and contributing to capacity building for growth and sustainable development.

Vice-President of the association, Onyekachukwu Onyeka, who spoke from his base in South Africa, said the medical support is a way of reaching out to the less privilege in their domain. Onyeka disclosed that medical tourists would be on ground to attend to all kinds of ailments, including breast cancer, HIV and AIDS, and issues on child mortality.

“We are pleased to announce that an overwhelming number of clinicians, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, optometrists, opticians, specialists in all medical fields from almost all chapters of ASA-World – in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Dubai and South Africa, among others, as well as social workers have declared interest in this mission,” he explained.

“We will be on ground to treat all kinds of ailments and give lectures in areas like breast cancer awareness, HIV & AIDS, child mortality.”

According to Onyeka, 10 villages, including Oko (July 6), Abagana (July 7), Obosi (July 8), Ihembosi (July 9) and Ozumbulu (July 10) would be visited on different days. To achieve this, the umbrella body of all Anambra indigenes in diaspora, ASA-WORLD, is already in collaboration with over 27 health organisations worldwide.

“All Anambra indigenes from across the globe, in over 27-member organisations, are working in concert with Global Healthcare Foundation, Med Point Management, Stevenson Orthopedic Medical Clinic and other stakeholders to give anyone living in Anambra affordable medical treatment,” he added.

“This is an annual visit, same or different towns will be visited in years ahead depending on who sponsors them. We are doing it to give aid to the poor in Anambra State and to contribute to capacity building for growth and sustainable development of the state.

“We have clarity of purpose and a sole agenda of working together with all stakeholders, including government and non-government organisations, in meeting the needs of our people in our home state.”

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