Dangote Foundation Introduces Free Healthcare Services in Katsina

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Dangote Foundation has launched free healthcare services for the poor and vulnerable residents of Katsina state.

The free medical outreach in the State include: Free consultations, minor operations; advocacy on health and nutrition to women; as well as training of interns and medical personnel who in turn would offer medical advises to the people.

The programme organised by Dangote Foundation was in collaboration with the Katsina State Government; Give-Back Nigeria, a UK based Charity Organization and Gachi Development Foundation.

Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mrs. Zouera Youssouffou while addressing the audience said “We were very active in the fight against the dreaded Ebola and jointly we defeated it. So also we mounted a lot of campaigns to see that polio was eradicated. We are happy that today, one year down the line no single case of polio has been recorded.

“This goes to show that collectively we can eradicate most of the disease ravaging our people if we deploy the will. We in Dangote Foundation believe that health is wealth, and economic activity can succeed when the people are healthy.”

Dr Shamsudeen Yahyah, a Director in the Ministry of Health of Katsina State, urged all the contributing agencies to try and sustain such gesture, adding that their support will go a long way in assisting the government in achieving its goals.

 

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