Quick Medical Consult Ltd. (QMC) is a Health service provider, which provides emergency medical services and private medical consultations for our clients. We also provide an avenue for companies and organizations to give back to their communities via Medical Philanthropy. We are collaborating with Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative (EYDI) a community-based NGO that has been in operation for 3 years in the Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA. EYDI is an organization working with sincerity and true effort towards youth mobilization for empowerment and issues involving progress of the community. Please see www.eydiikoyi.org. They have hosted a lot of events in Ikoyi- Obalende LCDA like The Community walk for Love and Peace and the Lagos AIDS Walk.
QMC has an on-going campaign to De-worm 3 million Nigerian children across the nation. We started in 2011 in Benue state where we administered medication to over 12,000 children across 9 LGA’s. We continued this is in the FCT, de-worming about 3,000 children in different orphanages and homes across the state. We want to continue this campaign in Lagos and plan to start in Ikoyi –Obalende LCDA.
Medical advice states that children between the ages of 2-15 years should be de-wormed twice a year. Especially those who walk around with bare feet play in riverside areas or have poor access to potable water. All these have been identified as high-risk activities for infestation. The benefits of this exercise cannot be over-emphasized in the lives of affected children. Most children in Nigeria whether in rural or urban areas are at risk of worm infestations, poor standards of living and poor hygiene practices also increase chances of infestation. Children with worm infestations suffer from malnutrition, which affects their schoolwork and the normal development of the child.
QMC and EYDI are collaborating to host a Public Health Campaign to De-worm 15,000 children in a 3-days event on the 8th, 9th, and the 10th of April 2014. We will be going to all Government Primary and Junior Secondary Schools to administer Albendazole to all students within the age bracket. We have several sponsors who will be featured prominently during the exercise. We have attached pictures of our previous campaigns.
Get Involved, How?
Quick Medical Consults:
· Dr Busola Shonowo COO; 08098610206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eti Osa Youth Development Initiative:
· Niyi Beecroft, Secretary; 08129121503, email@example.com