Partners: FEYReP, Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc
Date: 17th 20th February 2016
Theme: Akwa Ibom De-Worming Program
Project Scope: 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State.
Objectives: To de-worm about Fifteen Thousand adults and children across the three (3) Senatorial Districts of Akwa Ibom State.
Venue: Local Government Council Hall of the various LGAs
The flag-off ceremony took place at the prestigious Ibom Hall grounds on Wednesday 17th February, 2016. In attendance were the Founder of FEYReP, Her Excellency, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Gloria Edet, Commisioner for Science and Technoligy, Mrs Elizabeth Obot the Managing Director of Neimeth International Plc, Dr. Mrs Ebere Ekpunobi and her team.
Her Excellency observed that mothers were sometimes too engrossed in their daily activities that they sometimes forgot to de-worm their families regularly as they should. She therefore said that the pace and timing of the program was prompted by her concerns about the well- being of families in Akwa Ibom State. FEYReP she reiterated was partnering with Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc to provide healthy options for families through the free de-worming exercise.
She listed some of the effects of the parasitic intestinal worms to include harm to our organs, diseases, illness and a breakdown of the immune system. She advised mother to encourage their children to imbibe healthy living by cleaning their surroundings, washing their hands always after a task, drinking clean water and other such activities that will prevent diseases and infections.
Project outcome: Children and adults in the thirty one (31) local government areas were dewormed. The Chairmen and Chairpersons were hosts to the program while their wives represented the first lady in the event.
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