As part of efforts to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of less privileged Nigerians, the Pastor Eskor Mfon Foundation (PEM) in collaboration with the Mass Medical Mission (MMM), a charity focused non-governmental organisation, has provided free healthcare to over 100 persons.
The medical outreach, according to the widow of Pastor Mfon and Founder of PEM, Mrs. Bimpe Eskor Mfon, was put together to mark the 11th anniversary of the passage of her husband.
She explained that the foundation was inaugurated to continue with late Pastor Eskor Mfonâ€™s dreams of empowering a vibrant generation of emerging Nigeriaâ€™s leaders.
In her words: â€œThis year marks the 11th anniversary of the death of my husband, and in celebrating what he stood for while he was alive, the Mass Medical Mission decided to collaborate with PEM to carry out cancer screening and other medical tests.
â€œI am sure that at the end of this medical outreach, people that would have died due to ignorance of their health status would be saved. Cancer, if not detected early can kill,â€ she noted.
Narrating her experience since the demise of her husband, Pastor Bimpe said: â€œGodâ€™s grace has been sustaining me and God has been using people to encourage and bless us. Our father in the Lord, Pastor and Mrs Enoch Adeboye, RCCG, City of David, the Osinlulu family, my children and a host of others have been so wonderful to me and the foundation.
â€œLittle by little, God has been helping me and though the economy has battered us here and here, we are still standing,â€ she maintained.
The Secretary of MMM, Dr. Abia Nzelu, said to prevent further rise in the prevalence of cancer, the organisation has embarked on awareness at the grassroots levels.
The event saw women of different age groups in the community being screened for breast and cervical cancer, while those aged 40 and above received free mammogram.