Resident of Hayin Banki queuing to receive medical treatment during a Community Health Outreach organised by NAFOWA in Kaduna on Saturday. Pic NAN.
NAFOWA to partner with KDSG in assisting VVF patients
By Mohammad Tijjani
Kaduna, Nov. 16, 2019 The Nigerian Airforce Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA) says it will collaborate with Kaduna State Government towards assisting Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients in the areas of recovery and rehabilitation.
Dr Safiya Suleiman, NAFOWA Chairperson at the Air Training Command Kaduna, stated this while flagging off a Community Health outreach program at Hayin Banki community in Kaduna, on Saturday.
“Presently the Ministry of Health is in the process of collaboration with NAFOWA ATC chapter to provide assistance to VVF patients in Kaduna State in areas of both recovery and rehabilitation,” she said.
Suleiman explained that the association has been engaging into other initiatives aimed at empowering women in the barracks.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that some of the services offered at the medical outreach programme included optical, dental, family planning and immunization services.
Other include deworming, provision of treated mosquito nets and other consumables like clothings.
NAN also report that the outreach is targeted at over 1,500 residents of Hayin Banki community members.
According to Suleiman, the association will delve into wet dry season rice farming and will upgrade its bakery to boost the financial status of the chapter.
The Chairperson express appreciation to the NAFOWA National President, Hajiya Hafsat Sadiq for having the vision and ability to add value to human lives within the nooks and cranny of the country.
Also speaking, the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, AVM Mohammed Suleiman noted that the Airforce has always placed great value to the development and provision of adequate health facilities, to take care of its personnel and host communities.
Suleiman commended NAFOWA for impacting tremendously on the lives of Nigerians through its programmes.
In her remarks, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe expressed hope that such initiative would enable bonding and regeneration of the spirit of oneness for which Kaduna is known for.
The Deputy Governor was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Mahmud Shuaibu.
Balarabe commended NAFOWA for the offer of free healthcare to communities and said the state government would collaborate with the association to provide assistance to VVF patients.
“The initiative is worthy of emulation by all other agencies and organisations domiciled in Kaduna State.
“On my part, we will not fail in providing the needed nod of approval for any venture which would be of benefit to the people of Kaduna state, ” she said.
Edited by Maharazu Ahmed