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Friday, May 15, 2015

DJ Jimmy Jatt, Vector, Aisha Shaba, Denrele Edun and friends to headline #wormfreezone at the Ijeh Police Barracks Tomorrow

#Wormfreezone is back, bigger and better! After a stunning and fun filled experience at the Obalende Barracks last month, the QMC team is back with another edition and a set of cool celebrity volunteers.

This edition will hold at the Ijeh Police Barracks on the 16th of May from 9:00am and will feature Dj jimmy Jatt, Vector, Shaydee, Denrele Edun, Pita, Aisha Shaba, J' Odie and Shonowo Busola.

Asides from deworming about a thousand children, there will also be an art and craft section, dance and aerobic sessions and a play corner.
 QMC who have already de wormed over fifteen thousand kids in Nigeria so far through this program are not relenting in their fight against worms and worm infestation. In addition to deworming the kids, QMC and its celebrity partners will also educate and sensitize the environs on the effects, dangers & prevention of worms and worm infestation. 

Children contract worms by walking around barefoot, drinking unclean water or eating unclean food Poor sanitation and hygiene, coupled with very little to no access to clean drinking water makes these children especially vulnerable  . It is estimated that as many as 2.3 billion people are infested with intestinal round worms globally.

Quick Medical Consults is a provider of emergency and first medical services. It is run by Doctors Ojia Adamolekun and Busola Shonowo. #wormfreezone is their way of building the society and tackling one of the many scourges that affect the Nigerian child.Quick Medical Consults invites members of the public to a mass de worming exercise to be hosted by the medical outfit in Obalende this Saturday 16th May, 2015

***The exercise aims to deworm no less than 1000 children on Saturday 16th of May 2015, from 9:00am on Saturday at The Ijeh Obalende Police Barracks (Volunteers are to convene by 8am)

 You can follow the hashtag #wormfreezone on social media to follow the conversation or call Dewale (08171972726) for more enquiries

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Quick Medical Consults Release Fact Sheet on #wormfreezone project (images)

Fact sheet on #WormFreeZone

#WormFreeZone is a Campaign created from Quick Medical Consult’s dream to de-worm 5 million Nigerian children, teach health education and raise awareness on Worm infestations and other neglected tropical diseases.

Key facts 

  • There are approximately 34 million kids in Nigeria
  • And at least 50% of these children have had or still has a worm infestation 
  • They contract these worms from walking around bare-foot, drinking unclean water, and eating unclean food 
  • In rural and urban areas in Nigeria, water used for drinking and domestic purposes, food and vegetables, the soil, and insect bites are all sources of parasitic infection.
  • Poor sanitation and hygiene, coupled with very little to no access to clean drinking water make these children especially susceptible.

What is Deworming?

Deworming sometimes known as worming or drenching is the giving of an anthelmintic drug (a wormer, dewormer, or drench) to a human or animal to rid them of helminths parasites, such as roundworm, flukes and tapeworm. These worms are often referred to as intestinal worms even though not all helminths resides in the intestines; but rather reside in the blood vessels. 

Who needs to be dewormed?

Children in rural and urban areas between the ages of 2-15years of age, need to be dewormed twice a year, for optimal physical and mental growth and development 

Importance of #WormFreeZone Campaign 
  • To educate people on health issues resulting from these parasitic worms 
  • To create awareness on neglected tropical diseases like helminthiasis. 
  • To prevent parasitic infections which can block internal organs or exert immense pressure in the gut. 
  • To teach the children and their parents proper hand washing technique and better standards of personal hygiene.

QMC Execution Agenda
  • Allocating resources
  • Building a Memorable Health Campaign 
  • Establishing Medical Administration points 
  • Instituting a Media Program to create and maintain Awareness 
  • Shaping Health Campaign Strategy as per Culture of the target area. 
  • Installing Visual Media Support 
  • Tying Rewards to Compliance Souvenirs 
  • Identifying underlying common diseases in the community and Health Education 

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