By Magaret Adam
Professor Charles Effiong Foundation in collaboration with Pro-Health International has organized a one day free medical outreach in Oban, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Speaking at the venue of the outreach, the Program Manager of the Foundation Mr. Odo Effiong, said the foundation is aimed at immortalizing the late Professor Charles Effiong through its activities.
His words “The foundation is essentially continuing the work of Professor Charles Effiong. He is a man who loved people and impacted on their lives essentially in the areas of education and health. We are an organization that invests in orphans and vulnerable children, household economic strengthening and education.”
Also speaking, a Pro-Health International volunteer, Mr. Polycarp Godwin, revealed that Pro-Health is partnering with Professor Charles Effiong Foundation because their goals are genuine.
He added that Pro Health International has as one of its objectives the expansion of quality health to rural communities in Africa, and that is why they are on ground to support and assist in what Prof. Charles Effiong Foundation is doing in Oban.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to CrossRiverWatch TV appreciated the health outreach, and praised the organizers for finding their community worthy of such a program.
The outreach which was carried out with a 20 man medical team conducted free malaria, eye, dental, and STI’s, test cervical and breast cancer screening and general consulting.
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