National Agency for the Control of Aids, NACA, has said that its multi-disease free consultations and medications campaign to grassroots in states target to cover over 10,000 persons in Imo State.
Team leader for NACA and SURE-P Multi-disease Campaign, Mr Kingsley Esomeonu dropped the hint yesterday during the official opening of a three-day free health consultations/medications for community members held at Premier Primary School, Amaifeke in Orlu LGA.
According to him, the programme sponsored by the Subsidy Re-investment Programme, SURE-P, is intended to end HIV/AIDS in the country by the year 2030.
He explained that about 5,000 persons each were targeted for testing and treatment in Orlu and Oru West Local Government Areas of Imo State, respectively, during the exercise.
Esomeonu noted that the programme was specifically aimed at promoting community-level awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as providing preventive messages to members of the public.
He said the services to be provided by his team included health talks on Ebola, water safety, general hygiene, sanitation, screening for TB suspects, temperature screening and quarantine, blood pressure checks, malaria and Body Mass Index, BMI, assessment.
Contributing, the programme director of New Horizon Foundation, Mrs Agartha Thomas confirmed that the programme was a general public health information and outreach services that would involve free medical consultations and medications.
Reacting to the gesture, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Uloma Ikwu, a housewife, thanked the organizers, stressing that the programme had a reassurance to the rural populace that they were not totally forgotten and rejected to their fate.

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