Helpline Foundation, Rotary to partner on healthcare
An Abuja based non-governmental organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has pledged to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Abuja, to build and equip a modern primary healthcare facility at Sabon-Lugbe community in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.
Speaking after being presented an award as a fellow of the club in Abuja last week, the founder of the foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, stated that the NGO will support the project since it would improve the health status of rural dwellers, especially women.
Ahmadu observed that many women in rural communities die as a result of some avoidable sickness, adding that more efforts must be put in place to bring to an end this problem and save more life.
According to her, “So, I want to pledge that Helpline Foundation for the Needy will be working together with the Rotary Club of Abuja, to ensure the success of the primary healthcare project in Sabon-Lugbe community. I am particularly in support of this project because many women in the rural communities die as a result of some avoidable sicknesses".
She stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to support and assist the needy and the less privileged persons in their midst, no matter how small, adding that as little as N2, 000 can make a big difference in the life of the vulnerable persons.
“Growing up as a youth, I had this believe that there is nobody that is too poor to give and there is nothing that is too small to give. That is my motivating factor and that is why I do the little I can to help people. And I am glad that this is the philosophy of the Rotary Club,” she added.