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APHPN donates food items, drugs to motherless homes in Kwara

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The Association of Public Health Physician of Nigeria (APHPN) on Wednesday donated food items, clothes, drugs and vaccinations to motherless babies in Idofian, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Speaking at the sidelines of the donation, Michael Oguntoye, medical Doctor and Chairman of APHPN, Kwara Chapter, says the donation was part of their responsibility to reach out to the vulnerable in the society.

Adding that, it is also part of their outreach program to assess the health condition of children and staffs of motherless homes in the state and to prevent diseases.

The state government according to him is trying in terms of assisting the vulnerable children, still, there are relevant policies document that needed implementation.

Welcoming the medical practitioners, Christie Omolehin, Doctor and the Proprietress of Hope Orphanage Idofian expressed gratitude for the donations to the orphanage.

Omolehin pointed out that the 12 years old orphanage has 64 children, including abandoned, motherless babies, and those from mothers with mental problems.

The Proprietress disclosed that the orphanage has trained children who are now in secondary schools and aspiring to be in the Universities, while others are engaged in vocational trainings.

She therefore appealed to the government at all levels as well as well to do Nigerians to assist the children of the orphanage with a school bus, as well as other necessities to cater for the well-being and health of the children.

Also speaking, Adua Usman, assistant Head of the Children Reception Centre Ilorin, also commended the donations from the APHPN.

Usman, had while appealing to the medical team to assist the children in area of health interventions, commended them for prompt attention giving the children whenever they bring sick ones.

 

SIKIRAT SHEHU, Ilorin