The Victor Oguaju Foundation (VOF) a non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to complimenting government’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recently held a medical outreach programme to educate women in Isuofia, Anambra State, on the importance of healthy living and how to achieve it.
According to the organiser, Mr Victor Oguaju, a pharmacy student of University of Nigeria (UNN), the programme, held during the annual August meeting of the Catholic Women Organisation of St Patrick Parish, Isuofia, in partnership with the Anambra State Ministry of Health, is part of the VOF stay Fine Initiative (SFI), which focuses on the important roles women play in making society healthier.While thanking the Anambra State Commissioner of Health, Dr Joe Akabuike, for the ministry’s support for VOF, Mr Oguaju pledged the continuous commitment of the foundation to more health projects that will further benefit the state and the nation.
Speaking at the event, Pharm. Kingsley Ojukwu, who delivered a lecture on how to prevent and manage age-related non-communicable diseases, urged the women to embrace healthy lifestyle like having good night sleep, eating fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water, and avoiding sedentary lifestyle by doing regular exercise.
The president, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) Mrs Okafor Judith thanked Mr Victor Oguaju for the Stay Fine Initiative and urged the foundation to sustain the programme
The programme, she said, is quite beneficial to women and good for the nation
She also commended the Anambra State Ministry of Health for the partnership with the foundation which helped to make the programme a success
The highlight of the occasion was the distribution of multivitamins and insecticidal bed nets to expectant and nursing mothers.