Epidemiologist Offers Free Medical Treatment in Edo

Posted on: Mon 18-09-2023

In his effort to ensure that citizens of Edo State get needed medical attention, US-based epidemiologist, Emmanuel Osemota has given free medical treatment to over 1500 people in Benin.

The free medical outreach, which is being carried out under the Emmanuel Osemota Foundation, treated about 200 residents of Okhoromi Community in Benin City on Saturday.

The beneficiaries, among other things, had their blood samples tested for sugar levels, their blood pressure taken; their eyes tested, and were given medication to help treat the ailments they were battling with.

Osemota, in a message to The NAN said that the foundation is bent on delivering effective healthcare solutions to underserved communities in developing nations.

He said, “For about two decades, the Emmanuel Osemota Foundation has been tackling pressing medical disparities in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions, Edo State, Nigeria, using grassroots tactics.

“This 2023 medical outreach is the fourth consecutive edition, and we have impacted over 1,500 people so far. We plan to continue this outreach for many years. We intend to help bring down the medical crisis in three to four years if all indices of the government come true because we are supplementing government efforts.

“As a non-governmental organisation registered in both the United States and Nigeria, EOF has successfully implemented outcome-oriented strategies to promote healthy living, combat diseases, and establish meaningful relationships with low-income communities that crave authentic communication.”