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Olori Atuwatse launches free healthcare in Delta

The wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, has launched the ‘Wuwu Ore’ Initiative in Delta State. She said that this is a bid…

The wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, has launched the ‘Wuwu Ore’ Initiative in Delta State.

She said that this is a bid to improve lives and healthcare services for the people of Delta State, particularly the elderly, women and children.

The initiative, geared towards providing palliative, advanced medical checks, treatments and medical screenings is powered by the Olu of Warri Kingdom, Ogiame Atuwatse III and supported by both private and government stakeholders interested in the wellbeing of the Deltans.

At the first occasion of the initiative held Saturday, December 11, 2021, in the state, many indigenes from various communities converged at the Ode Itsekiri Community and were offered a wide range of free healthcare services ranging from Hematocrit screening, full blood count screening, malaria screening, blood glucose screening, retroviral screening, urine analysis to palliative packages such as first-aid kits, mosquito nets and other preventive healthcare materials by qualified healthcare professionals.

Speaking at the occasion, Olori Atuwatse III commended the effort of the initiative’s partners, Pro Health International, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Delta State Action Committee on AIDS (DELSACA) and Caritas Nigeria, for collaborating with the Warri Kingdom and the state, towards the welfare of its citizens.

“It is indeed a moment of gratitude for myself, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III and the noble people of Delta to experience this one-of-a-kind initiative that demands absolutely nothing but the presence and willingness of our people.

“Their presence to receive quality healthcare services and their willingness to partake of the quarterly activities slated for future outreaches.

Wuwu Ore which means a mother’s love in Itsekiri language is a brainchild of the Olori and will hold quarterly community wide charitable services to augment healthcare services in the state. The Foundation will adopt proven strategies to bring medical care to the doorsteps of indigenes and also, via a community referral process, bring emergency cases up for immediate attention by partners of the initiative.