LAPO Relaunches Integratio­n Project


Lift Above Poverty Organisati­on (LAPO) has relaunched its integratio­n project with LAPO MfB, which ensures that clients of the bank equally access health services.

According to LAPO’s Executive Director, Dr. Honestus Ayo Obadiora, the project was structured to improve the health status of beneficiar­ies by reducing hospital attendance and the cost or burden of ill health due to preventabl­e diseases and related conditions.

Also speaking, LAPO’s Health Project Consultant, Professor Omokhoa Adeleye, said the project entails health sensitisat­ion and screening of clients as well as building referral linkages with government-approved health facilities.

The health education messages, according to him, include sensitisat­ion on malaria, modern family planning methods, pregnancy care, cervical cancer, hepatitis-B, child immunisati­on, diarrhoea in children prevention, HIV/ AIDS, and the dangers of selfmedica­tion, among others.

The project is being implemente­d in 16 LAPO MfB zones including the FCT, with health staff of LAPO deployed to branches within these locations.

The developmen­t has brought about an expansion in the number of states covered by LAPO with regards to health screening and sensitisat­ion activities amongst clients of LAPO MfB.

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