NGO Donates Drugs To Osun

Date Posted: November 24, 2014 at 7:09 am

Supplements-SS-PostAn NGO, Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI), has donated 190,000 vitamin A supplements and Albendazole tablets to Osun State Government.

Presenting the drugs to the government, the NGO said the donation was part of its social responsibility to ensuring healthy living in the state.

Executive Director of the HFDI, Mr Stephen Aremu, who presented the drugs to the state government said the drugs would assist in the care of children in the state.

He said the assistance was in support of the state government’s free health programme, adding that the organisation appreciates the efforts of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led government at ensuring healthy living.

Aremu said the gesture would go a long way at preventing eye defects, anaemia, diarrhea and measles among the children.

He stated that the NGO collaborated with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to procure the drugs.

Speaking on behalf of the state government, state Commissioner for Health, Dr Temitope Ilori, lauded the NGO for the gesture and assured that the drugs would be given to those meant for.

The commissioner, who was represented by Mr James Oloyede, a Director in the Ministry, commended the NGO for the gesture.

While advising parents to ensure that their children benefit from the gesture, the commissioner stressed the need for all parents in the state to benefit from the health care system of the state government.


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