Aisha Buhari conducts screening exercise for displaced persons

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has stressed the need for women to be conscious of their health, as a precondition for a successful livelihood.

Mrs Buhari stated this during a health screening exercise at the Durumi Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja.

She emphasised the need for women to know their health status by undergoing regular checks.

“I call on all women to be conscious of their health status by always checking their blood pressure and sugar level. They should also check themselves for malaria, sickle cell anaemia, hepatitis, cervical and breast cancers. It is through this consciousness that a woman can live a healthy and productive life,” she advised.

Mrs Buhari was represented at the occasion by the National Coordinator of her pet project, Future Assured Programme, Dr. Kamal Abdurrahman.

It would be recalled; the Future Assured Programme has conducted similar health screening exercises in five of the six geopolitical zones of the country and commissioned two mobile clinics for easier access to remote areas.

Mrs Buhari announced that: “We will visit the sixth geo-political zone, which is North-Central, very soon, and begin subsequent rounds to more states across the country.”

The medical outreach is organised in partnership with Cry for Help Foundation, whose Secretary General, Dr. Alfred Sanni, commended Mrs. Buhari for her interest on the health of women and children.

Hundreds of the IDPs and residents of neighbouring communities benefitted from the screening exercise, while their children were checked for eye as well as Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) infections.

Highpoint of the event was the distribution of food, clothing, cosmetic and bedding items donated by Mrs. Buhari.