The Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation (SEOF), in collaboration with the Voom Foundation from the United States, has carried out a three-day health week fair in the Oraifite community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State.The Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation (SEOF), in collaboration with the Voom Foundation from the United States, has carried out a three-day health week fair in the Oraifite community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State.
Shawn Andaya-Pulliam, the Executive Director of the Voom Foundation, spoke about how the last health week fair by SOEF and Voom, last September, was a success and how the just concluded one was their groundbreaking record of attended beneficiaries.
Mr Azuka Okwuosa, a former Executive Chairman of Nnewi North LGA in the state and the Director of SEOF, encouraged the people of Oraifite community to take hold of the medical opportunities provided by the two foundations.
On late Dame Irene Okwuosa, Obidike stated the late Dame Okwuosa was a teacher and the mother of Sir Emeka Okwuosa, the founder of SOEF. She added that the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital, located in Oraifite, was named after her to mark her good work for humanity.
“When she was alive, she loved, cared and catered for people. The hospital is in memory of her legacy,” she said. “The hospital will address open-heart surgeries. It will be the first hospital in the south-east part of the country with modern Catlab medical machines.”
Speaking on the beneficiaries of the health week fair, Obidike stated that they had over 800 beneficiaries above 60 years and that the majority of them above 60 years were diagnosed with high blood pressure, malaria or eye problems.
“We recorded 1,450 beneficiaries of the fair. We provided consultations, laboratory tests, medical treatments, drugs, wheelchairs and medicated eyeglasses to the beneficiaries,” she said.
Some of the beneficiaries commended SEOF and Voom for their kind gestures. Some others said they could not wait to benefit from the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital when it begins full operations February next year.