Wife of the President, Mrs 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.
The medical team for the outreach taking place at Government Girls College, Makurdi, will screen the beneficiaries and treat them for various ailments including high blood pressure and diabetes.
Mrs Maryam Hadi, who is the health coordinator of Mrs Buhari’s pet project, told the Nigerian Pilot 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 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.
Nigerian Pilot reports that 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.