About 7,600 surgeries, eye care and dental procedures have been carried out in four states as part of the medical interventions by the TY Danjuma Foundation from 2010 till date.
The foundation, as part of its mandate to improve the lives of disadvantaged Nigerians, by supporting interventions implemented by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), faith-based organisations, youth organisations, women’s groups and similar groups working in Nigeria gives grants to qualified candidates for this purpose.
While these figures represents work done by a grantee, Pro Health Initiative (PHI), whose projects were supported by the foundation in Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa and Imo states, the figures do not to cover the total intervention projects for the given date.
According to treatment data presented where these interventions were carried out, 1,141 surgeries were carried out, 2,400 people received eye care while 4,060 dental procedures were done.
Also, a total of 29,433 consultations were carried out, 25,788 patients received medication from the pharmacy, 11,800 different laboratory tests were done and 802 health workers recruited for the medical mission.
The TY Danjuma Foundation, in response to the work carried out by its grantee, said the interventions enhanced the health status of the poor and less privileged in all the project communities.
It added, however, that the free medical missions are just the first line of intervention that would lead to more sustainable initiatives that will strengthen the health sector.
Foundation carries out 7,600 free surgeries