By Cecilia Ogezi (Correspondent, Abuja)
A non-governmental organisation, Neo-Black Organisation (NBM) for Africa has organised a medical outreach in Dakwo community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
President of the Abuja chapter of the organisation, Bem Yogh, during the outreach, explained that the organisation has observed an alarming high rate of deaths among young people in their 20s and 30s recently, noting that the outreach was organised through help of fundings from members to check high blood pressure, sugar level, hepatitis test and urinalysis against kidney and liver diseases.
He added that there would be counseling sections for those who might need further examination due to one ailment or the other.
Yogh also noted that it is also an awareness campaign for people to avail themselves of this opportunity of medical check-up to ensure healthy living.
He said lifestyle of most young people and hassle of daily living, coupled with consumption of processed foods against the fresh vegetables and meals like in the time past, have been traced to most medical problems people experience today.
The president stated that the global organisation has chapters in well over 27 countries and, has, over the years, supported equal opportunity for both female and male children by donating learning materials to schools among other corporate social responsibilities.
He disclosed that the outreach which is the pilot scheme of the organisation's health project will be extended to Gwarinpa, Kubwa, Mpape, Gwagwalada and Airport road areas of Abuja. NNL.