A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Grassroots Smile Initiative (GSI), in partnership with Access Bank, has offered free oral health services to over 5,000 people in Kano State.
Speaking at the end of the services at the Muhammad Jiddah Hospital in Fagge LGA, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GSI, Professor Ade Adebola, said the gesture was aimed at providing oral health outreach to the teeming populace of Kano.
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He explained that GSI, with support from Access Bank, conducted oral health services in six LGAs of Kano Central Senatorial District.
He said, “We are rendering services in oral health, and I want people to know that oral health is not just about teeth, but general health. What we are providing are preventive, promotional and curative services for people who cannot afford and people who do not have access to oral healthcare.”
A representative of Access Bank, Fumilayo Eyusuile, said the reason behind sponsoring the services by the bank was to discharge their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).