Poised to making meaningful impact in the lives of women and children, Shallow Waters International Society of Female Professionals (SWIFP) has held a one day medical outreach at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Ohugua, Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Speaking on the rationale for the medical outreach, the international coordinator of the women group of Shallow Waters, Sandra Ken-Airhunde said they were in the camp to render one of their humanitarian services as a way of giving back to the society.
“We understand that the times are hard. A good number of persons are not able to access good and quality healthcare services especially people living in this camp that we understand depends solely on good will. That is why we came here today to see how we can assist in this area.
“Our organization is a ‘women to women’, ‘girls in tech’ support team dedicated to connecting, supporting and empowering women and the girl child.
Our primary goal is to educate, engage and support women in their quest to achieve an optimal performance in every area.
“We have come here today for medical outreach. The next time we come, it might be to empower the young girls with different skills. All we intend to achieve is to bring out the best in women and girls to ensure they are self reliant “, she said.
About 100 women were attended to during the outreach. Activities engaged in by the Team included Health education, screening of blood pressure, screening of sugar level and administration of relevant drugs to those whose screening result necessitated it.
Cash assistance was also given to the administrators of the IDP to support in the welfare of their wards.
One of the camp supervisors, Pastor Evelyn Omigie who spoke on behalf of the Co-ordinator, Pastor Solomon Folorunso, thanked Shallow Waters International Society of Female Professionals (SWIFP) for their kind gesture.
She used the medium to call on other well meaning individuals and corporate bodies to take a queue from what SWIFP has done in assisting them. “We have well over 500 persons in this camp. We need food, clothes medical care as we received today and more”.
The head of the medical team, Beatrice Oghogho charged everyone to take their health seriously. “Routine medical check is key to solving so many health problems. A lot of persons have died from ailments that could have been cured if they presented themselves on time. What we did here today will go a long way in helping the inmates. Some didn’t know their blood pressure and sugar levels were high. With the results before them today, they will be able to find solutions”.