By Stanley Onyekwere
An Abuja-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Helpline Foundation for the Needy has declared resolve to collaborate with Rotary Club of Abuja, to boost access to healthcare services for people in rural areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In particular, the Foundation said the partnership is to build and equip a modern primary healthcare facility at Sabon-Lugbe community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
According to the founder/President of the Foundation, Dr (Mrs.) Jumai Ahmadu, the NGO will support the project since it would improve the health status of rural dwellers, especially women.
Ahmadu, who spoke after being presented an award as a fellow of the Rotary Club in the nation’s capital city, observed that many women in rural communities die as a result
of some avoidable sickness.
She added that more efforts must be put in place to bring to an end the problem, so as to save more lives.
“So, I want to pledge that the Helpline Foundation for the Needy will be working together with the Rotary Club of Abuja Capital Territory, to ensure the success of the primary healthcare project in Sabon-Lugbe community.
“I am particularly in support of this project because many women in the rural communities die as a result of some avoidable sicknesses,” she stated.
Stressing the need for Nigerians to continue to support and assist the needy and the less privileged persons in their midst, no matter how small, Ahmadu opined that as little as N2, 000 can make a big difference in the life of the vulnerable persons.
She adds: “Growing up as a youth, I had this believe that there is nobody that is too poor to give and there is nothing that is too small to give.
“That is my motivating factor and that is why I do the little I can to help people. And I am glad that this is the philosophy of the Rotary Club.”