Rotary clubs sensitise public on hepatitis, tree planting
Members of the Rotary Club of Lekki Golden, District 9110 last week held a public health sensitization workshop for residents of Elegusi Ikate community of Lagos State. The club, in partnership with Eti-Osa healthcare centre also conducted a free medical test on Hepatitis, as part of efforts to eradicate the virus.
President of the club, Rtn. Winifred Igweonwu, said the event was to create awareness for the deadly Hepatitis B and C. According to her, “the outreach is one of many that the club is carrying out in pursuit of its disease prevention and treatment programme, which is among the six areas of focus of Rotary International.
Meanwhile, another club in District 9110, Rotary Club of Ajuwon, at the weekend held its tree planting project tagged ‘save the planet, plant a tree’ at Isokan Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Ojokoro area of Lagos.
President of the club, Rtn. Henry Akinbobola, said the exercise echoes the club’s desire of “transforming our communities into a cleaner, greener, healthier, and an environmentally-sustainable entity. We all know the effects of global warming and the constant rise in the temperature of the atmosphere around the world. Planting of trees is one of the ways to mitigate the effects of this global phenomenon.
“Aside from creating a peaceful and aesthetically pleasing environment, they improve the quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats into urban settings. I hereby appeal to everyone to imbibe the practice of planting a tree because of the many gains it plays in our daily existence.”
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