By Ige Olugbenga with agency report
Aisha Buhari’s pet project, ‘Future Assured’, has organised a five-day medical outreach for the screening and treatment of 2,000 women, youths and children in Benue State.
The medical team will screen the beneficiaries and treat them for various ailments including high blood pressure and diabetes at Government Girls College, Makurdi,
The health coordinator of Buhari’s pet project, Maryam Hadi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Thursday, that the exercise was aimed at providing free medical care for women, children and youths in the state.
According to Hadi, there will also be a screening of the beneficiaries for early detection of breast and cervical cancer and diagnosis for malaria in addition to conducting a de-worming for more than 1,000 school children.
The initiative is a collaboration between “Future Assured” and the Benue State Government to tackle health challenges facing women, youth and children.
The aim of the medical programme is to improve the health status of the less privileged families in the state.
The medical outreach, which is expected to last for five days, will also provide free HIV testing and counselling to the beneficiaries.