FUTURE ASSURED outreach in Benue State, over 3,500 people were screened at the outreach for various conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, malaria, breast and cervical cancer with support from the Marie Stopes international organization.
The Benue state government collaborated in the screening for HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and malaria. Drugs were given out freely to all patients who were diagnosed with any of the above ailments and referrals were made for all whose cases couldn’t be handled on the spot.
Family planning was done for those who wished while 2,521 school children were de-wormed and given free toothbrushes and toothpastes to encourage oral hygiene.
This medical outreach is the ninth so far covered by Future Assured. Ogun, Oyo, Calabar, Nassarawa, Enugu, Katsina, Adamawa, and Kogi have so far benefitted from the initiative.