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University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan

A total of 184 persons have enjoyed free dental and medical care at the Taiwo Afolabi rural dental outreach, which recently held at Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo State. The community health outreach, targeted at rural communities in the state, was organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental Students and sponsored by SIFAX Group.

Some of the services the beneficiaries enjoyed from the personnel of doctors, medical and dental students from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, include body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure test, random blood glucose measurement, blood pressure measurement, dental clerking, examination and referrals, extractions, scaling and polishing. There was also a question and answer session to educate the beneficiaries on how to improve their oral health.

Mr. Olumuyiwa Akande, Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group, said the sponsorship of the outreach was part of the humanitarian gestures of the firm, adding that SIFAX Group believes that healthy citizens translate to a healthy nation.

Urenna Emenyonu, president, University of Ibadan Dental Students Association, said the aim of the outreach was to create an oral health awareness and promotion of good oral health hygiene in the society.

She noted that SIFAX Group’s support has helped to not only reach out to many rural communities but also equipped the students with adequate field knowledge needed for them to excel in dentistry. She enjoined other corporate organizations to emulate the company by partnering with the student body to take the rural health mission to other communities.

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