Agbeyewa Farms has partnered with the Grace for Impact Foundation, an international non-profit organization, to implement a medical outreach program across select communities in Ekiti state, Nigeria, from October 31 through November 6.
Tagged ‘Recovery 2022’, it will feature more than 80 healthcare professionals providing medical screening and treatments, eye screening and free eyeglasses, dental screening and treatments, cancer screening, as well as dispensing medications over the six-day period to residents of Ipao, Oke Ayedun, Odo Ayedun, Itapaji, Ikosun, Erinmope and neighboring communities.
The initiative was introduced during a ceremony in Ipao-Ekiti, which was attended by numerous dignitaries, including government functionaries, traditional rulers, and community leaders.
Speaking on the objective of the outreach, the Grace for Impact program coordinator, Mrs. Dele Alade, explained that while this outreach covers all major aspects of health care for everyone in the select communities, there is a special focus on creating awareness and conducting checks for cancer in women.
Mr. Dapo Oriola, Director of Community Engagement, Agbeyewa Farms said community engagement is at the core of Agbeyewa’s strategy to achieve shared prosperity for all stakeholders.
“Our organization considers the health and wellness of indigenes in our host communities a priority, which is why we have sponsored this initiative,” said Oriola. “We are pleased that our partner, Grace for Impact Foundation, has designed a programme that focuses on preventive healthcare, and public health education to encourage early detection of diseases such as cancer.”
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and the second-ranking cause of death in women. Some of the cancers that most often affect women are breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers. Early detection has been proven to improve outcomes in the occurrence of cancer when treated at the early stages. The health mission was designed to commence in the month of October which is marked globally as breast cancer awareness month.
The Chairman of Ajoni Local Council Development Area, Prince Michael Ogungbemi thanked Agbeyewa Farms for the initiative, and encouraged other corporate organisations in the state to emulate the model of responsible corporate citizenship that Agbeyewa has demonstrated, describing the development as unprecedented for a company that only commenced operations months ago.
“Agbeyewa has raised the bar in corporate social responsibility, by keeping faith with the host communities by ensuring that their community engagement initiatives go hand-in-hand with the expansion of their business operations.”, Ogungbemi said.
Residents of Ipao, Oke Ayedun, Odo Ayedun, Itapaji, Ikosun, Erinmope and neighboring communities of Ekiti state are encouraged to participate in this medical outreach.