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6 Apr 2018

THE EUNICE SPRING OF LIFE FOUNDATION FREE MEGA MEDICAL OUTREACHES; PHASE III (#WARDTOWARD)


The Eunice Spring of Life Foundation is currently conducting the third phase of the Free Mega Medical Outreach which started on the 12th March, 2018 and scheduled to run for six (6) months in all the council wards of Benue State. This programme from inception under the health thematic area of the organization, seeks to reach out to the less privilege who cannot afford basic healthcare services especially those in rural areas where the standard of living is below par.
The ESLF Medical Outreaches began in 2016 with a series of monthly outreaches in selected LGAs in partnership with Benue Women in Prayer (BEWIP). This programme reached over nine thousand people in 9 LGAs with the objective to bring closer to Benue population, basic quality healthcare services that will ensure a healthy life for the people. Services offered included vital signs monitoring, testing and treatment of malaria, hepatitis, deworming etc. This exercise exposed the dire need to expand the scope in terms of reach and services, hence the advent of the Mega Medical outreaches.
The first phase of the Free Mega Medical Outreach held from 1st to 6th May 2017 across the three (3) Senatorial Zones of the State with over three thousand, five hundred (3,500) beneficiaries, of which a hundred and thirty (130) underwent surgeries(herniorrhaphy, lipoma excisions, hydrocelectomy). The outreach took place in three Local Government Areas of Benue State; Gwer West- Ajigba, Obi- Obagaji, Ushongo-Mbakuhwa.
The Second Phase of the Free Mega Medical Outreach which held from 7th November to 10th December 2017, was inclusive of two LGAs per zone; Ukum and Vandeikya in Zone A; Buruku and Gboko in Zone B; Agatu and Okpokwu in Zone C. This reached over ten thousand people with general consultations, treatment for various ailments and surgeries (herniorrhaphy, lipoma excisions, hydrocelectomy, Ocular, eye prosthesis implants, and incisions)
The current phase of the programme which is ongoing, was inspired by the discovery from the first two (2) phases conducted last year. There were all indications that there is a wide gap to breach in healthcare service delivery especially in the rural areas. This of course is in line with SDGs 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.  Meanwhile, the broad objective is to reach more people in continuity of the programme by strengthening Community Health Service Delivery. The Founder and Chairperson, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Ortom flagged-off the outreach with the hashtag “#WardToWard” with the aim to cover every nook and cranny of the state providing health service to the Benue people. The flag-off also held in representative capacity at Kwande LGA by Mr Victor Hemba  and Tarka LGA by Mrs Saratu Orga, all Board Members of ESLF.
So far, there are 15, 907 beneficiaries with 15,167 general consultations and 740 surgeries.
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