About 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), including women and children, displaced by the Southern Kaduna crisis have been offered free medical support in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, to cushion the effects of their predicament.
The IDPs were provided with treated mosquito nets, as well as blood sugar and blood measuring machines, donated by HACEY Health.
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The state’s Coordinator of HACEY Health, Jennifer Agbaji, while speaking with newsmen, said the organisation decided to reach out to the IDPs to create awareness on health issues such as malaria, hypertension, diabetes, HIV and personal hygiene.
She said, “As part of activities marking the World Health Day, HACEY Health decided to provide an opportunity for healthcare to reach underserved communities.
“There are 337 households and 1,952 people in the camp, mainly women and children, most of who are widowed and orphaned as a result of the attacks in the area. We tested and treated many of them for blood pressure and malaria.”
She noted that the IDPs were enlightened on the causes and prevention of malaria, hypertension and diabetes, which according to her, were silent killers.
One of the IDPs, Kyauta Samuel, who had been battling malaria and typhoid for months, thanked the organisation for the assistance, which she said would help in addressing many health issues being faced in the camp.