By Festus Fifen.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has stressed the need for women to be conscious of their health, as a precondition for a successful livelihood. She made the point during a health screening exercise at the Durumi Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the FCT, on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.
In a statement by Her Director of Information Suleiman Haruna, Mrs. Buhari was emphatic on the need for women to know their blood pressure, blood sugar, and to also check themselves for malaria, sickle cell anaemia, hepatitis, cervical and breast cancers.
In her words, “I call on all women to be conscious of their health status; it is through this consciousness that a woman can live a healthy, and therefore a productive life.”
Represented by the National Coordinator, Future Assured Programme, Dr. Kamal Muhammad Abdurrahman. The wife of the President said Future Assured Programme has conducted health screening exercises in five of the six geopolitical zones, and commissioned two mobile clinics for easier access to remote areas.
“We will visit the sixth geo-political zone, which is North Central, very soon, and begin subsequent rounds to more states across the country.” The statement quoted
According to the statement, Hundreds of the IDPs and residents of neighbouring communities benefitted from the screening exercises, while their children were checked for eye as well as Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) infections.