Pistis Foundation, a non-profit social intervention organisation is set to hold a one-week medical and surgical outreach to cater to about 4,000 underprivileged people in the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos State.
This free event tagged ‘Ubomi…Restoring Lives,’ would commence on Monday, 18th to Friday 22nd March, at Lekki, Lagos.
According to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Pistis Foundation, Godman Akinlabi, “Ubomi is how we impact the lives of those in our immediate community, who may be suffering from illnesses that may lead to avoidable deaths for children and adults. “Healthcare in Nigeria is generally poor and it requires the collective support of government and non-governmental organisations to enhance current standards.”
Ubomi means “life” in Xhosa, a South African language. It was designed to cater to indigent people who cannot afford medical/surgical fees for their health conditions.
As such, Pistis Foundation would be attending to everyone who fits this profile, irrespective of religious or ethnic background, within the 4,000 person-limit, during the outreach. Being attended to will be on a first-come basis, except in emergency cases. Pistis Foundation is working in partnership with Pro Health International, a reputable health NGO with many years of experience in offering medical and surgical aid to indigent communities across Africa to actualise the project that would improve thousands of lives and provide otherwise unaffordable healthcare services to many.