As part of our work to promote health and wellbeing, we have carried out health awareness campaigns with a view to breaking myths about common diseases and to encourage people to look after their health.
In 2019, to mark our 18th anniversary, we launched a campaign, ‘Raising Awareness About Uterine Fibroids- Get Informed and Take Action.’ The highlight of the campaign was 100 free fibroid surgeries, myomectomies, to indigent women.
Over 1,000 women in urgent need of fibroid surgeries but lacking finances to cover the attendant costs attended our fibroid awareness event on September 21, 2019; 452 of the women registered to be considered for the surgeries. The surgeries are underway at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. To-date 75 women have undergone surgery.
Health awareness campaigns that have been carried out by the Foundation include a campaign on Kidney Disease through campaigns tagged