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Club brings medical outreach to traders on Lagos Island



The Eko Club Atlanta (ECA) and Mrs Esther Ogundele, the Iyalaje of Holloway Market, Oke Arin, Lagos Island, have partnered to bring medical care to traders at Oke Arin Market on Lagos Island.

President of ECA, Deji Ajiboye, said the initiative is the club’s way of giving back to society and helping to bridge the health gap in Nigeria while urging Nigerians to conduct health checks in order to would prevent illnesses.

He said: “We know how our society is, and we know people out there need help. But the government cannot do it alone, so Eko Club Atlanta has decided to give back to the community.

“We understand how things are in Nigeria today, but we still want our people to be conscious of their health, so we organised this to bring quality healthcare to the grassroots thereby alleviating their situation. It’s self-sponsored but members were willing to do this to encourage people to take regular health checks…”

For Mrs Ogundele, the initiative was to help her people in the market to lead healthy lives.

“I choose to do this for my people in the market because most of them are the breadwinners and so don’t take time to take care of their health. They would rather self-medicate when they show certain symptoms but we want to stop this.

“I am also doing this because giving back to the society is what gives me joy and makes living meaningful to me and I am glad this came to reality and people are getting attention.

“It is good for us to check our health status regularly and get treatment and that is why I will do whatever I can for whoever requires treatment after this outreach.”

The Eko Club Atlanta medical mission is held biennially. The 2023 mission was a five-day event held in five locations – Ojodu Local Government Area in conjunction with the council chairman; Lagos State Parks and Garages Management (LASPGM), Agege, Holloway Market, Lagos Island; Methodist Church, Ikate, Surulere; and Mushin Local Government.

Beneficiaries were treated for blood pressure, sugar level, dental and eye checks, cervical cancer screening, as well as free medication.





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