.…..As Foundation Visits Asaba IDP Camp With Medical Team
By Victor Bieni
ASABA- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has taken another negative trend globally, as group presents statistics of yearly occurrence, reputable Non- Governmental Organization’s based in Delta State, Ebube Oyintari Otiono Little Hearts Foundation, and Quick Response Initiative in Collaboration with World Heart Federation has said that greater than 17 Million People die from CVD yearly due to heart disease and stroke, caused by smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure.
This was made known to our Reporter by the duo of Founder/CEO, Ebube Oyintari Otiono Little Hearts Foundation, Mrs Otiono-Kimia Elaebi, and Founder/CEO, Quick Response Initiative, Mr. Mike Onosiake, today in Asaba, Delta State Capital, being 30th September, the World Heart day as the Organizations embarked on massive sensitization in the State Capital and launched a visit to Internally Displaced persons (IDP) Camps in Asaba for a free Heart Medical Check-up for all and sundry.
The events saw the combined efforts of civil Society Organizations in the state using available medium of Communication to sensitize the youths, market women, all and sundry on the dangers of smoking, tobacco, excessive in take of alcohol, sugary beverages, sweetened juices, salts, and others to mention but a few.
The Organizations in partnership with World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, through their advocacy and leadership has promoted Community drive towards making people live longer, better, and more heart- healthy lives.
In a separate Interview with the two healthy heart advocacy initiators, Activists, social workers, Mrs Otiono-Kimia and Mr Onosiake Stated that every heartbeat matters because heart health for everyone is a fundamental human rights, and a crucial element of global health justice.
In the words of Mr. Michael Onosike and Mrs Otiono-Kimia Elaebi to the youths, Women, Men at the ICE IDP Camp: “We advised everyone of you to be heart heroes after the free medical checkup and treatment, by engaging yourselves in fruitful exercises, cook, eat more healthily and lower your cholesterol”.
“The free medical checkup is to encourage you all at the IDP Camp today as we Mark the World heart day in Asaba, a campaign being carried out in over 100 countries by 200 Organizations and scientific societies to encourage our children to say no to smoking, tobacco and other things that might work against their age, population, health and lead to cardiac diseases in their lives”.
The Leadership of ICE Asaba IDP Camp commended the sensitization Program, the Free medical check-up and treatment and also distribution of free samples of the power oil to the inmates of the camp for such gesture of remembering those in the IDP Camp and urged other civil Society Organizations in the state to emulate same for Substainable development.
Mrs Okafor grace, Mr. John Nkem amongst other beneficiaries numbering over three hundred Commended the Foundation Ebube Oyintari Otonio Little Hearts Foundation and Quick Response Initiative and the partnering organization, Power Oil for the program.
The beneficiaries Stated that the gesture on the World heart day, which that made the Foundation to offer them free heart medical check-up and their treatment has indeed improved their heart health, arrested the dangers of Cardiovascular disease (CVD), high blood pressure, the risk factors as a silent killer, that shows no signs and symptoms, that the program has positive effects in their lives.