Dagomo Gives 5-day Free Medical Service for the Elderly
Dagomo Foundation Nigeria has embarked on a 5-day free medical service for the elderly as part of efforts in touching lives and restoring hope in Abuja.
Chief Program Officer of the Foundation Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru in a statement made available to Economic Confidential in Abuja said “DAGOMO is partnering with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) and other partners in our biggest *Medical/Ophthalmological/Dental/ Surgical Mission * ever holding from April 5-10, 2019 in Abuja”.
According to the Chief Program Officer, the mission has four components:
1) Medical Mission at Jiwa, AMAC LGA and Tugan Kwasou, Bwari LGA from April 5 – 10, 2019; Surgical cases to be handled at the Kubwa General Hospital during the same period.
*April 8th has been set aside for older persons, 60 years and above*
*Note* that a Sickle Cell expert is part of the medical team in Jiwa. Children and persons with sickle cell anemia are specifically invited to consult with the team throughout the mission.
2) Advocacy Meetings: Dialogue with government health agencies and stakeholders in the Nigerian healthcare sphere on improving and promoting access to basic healthcare;
3) Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Address the Opioid use scourge in the communities through an awareness conference and educational workshop on April 9 2019 holding at Barcelona Hotel, Wuse 2; and
4) Free Educational Training Session on Helping Babies Breath (HBB) for birth attendants, nurses, trainers, so that with this acquired knowledge, infant mortality rate can be reduced in Nigeria on April 9 and 10 2019 holding at the National Hospital Trauma Centre.
She noted that a seventy-person strong team of medical professionals is coming from the United States from April 3, who will be working with no fewer than 100 Nigerian based medical professionals and another 100 Nigerian based non- medical professionals.
DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria LTD/GTE (www.dagomo.com), is a registered not-for-profit organisation focused on bringing the needs of the elderly to public and individual attention. We strive to be a facilitator of change in the elder care space from “uncaring to caring”; “ignoring to involving”; “unrecognized to being relevant” in our homes, communities and country.