• Sunday, April 14, 2024
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Extending helping hand to fight Noma disease cause

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As the scourge of diseases continues to task the effort of government and non-governmental organisations, it appears that more enlightenment is needed if the country is to experience a healthy and production.

It is therefore in a bid to contribute its quota to the development of a healthy population that Japaul Oil and Maritime Services plc in partnership with Jegede Paul Foundation is initiating a campaign against Noma disease to sensitise the general public on the preventive and curative measures of the Noma disease in the society and to organise reconstructive surgeries for people with severe Noma conditions.

Jegede Abiodun Paul, group managing director, Japaul Oil and Maritime Services speaking at press conference in Lagos recently said Noma is an acute gangrenous disease affecting the face.

According to him, “This disease is caused by acute malnutrition and can be treated at the early stages through the use of antibiotics or prevented from occurring if the right type of nutrition is taken.”

Paul disclosed that the reason for embarking on this campaign was in line with the mission of the foundation to uplift the society through socio-economic and ethical empowerment and a vision to partner with members of the society to change lives and impact the society.

He further said that as part of activities leading to the kickoff of the campaign against Noma disease scheduled for April 13 will be the opening of the foundation home and a fund raiser programme.

The managing director further disclosed that the foundation will partner with surgeons from France who will perform the surgeries to persons with chronic cases of the disease.

According to him, “Apart from these programmes, the foundation intends to embark on human empowerment projects, such as the provision of basic social amenities to indigent communities like access roads, potable water, skills acquisition centres and scholarship programmes for promising students etc.