Project ATM holds media meeting, sensitize Community against the diseases


As part of global efforts towards addressing challenges of deadly diseases in Nigeria, Project ATM in partnership with some health facilities has committed to fighting against AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria ATM.

Speaking with Journalist in Thursday at the Media meeting held in Ilorin, State Coordinator of ACOMIN, Mr Olatunbosun Oluwafemi said the essence is to create awareness of the diseases. He said the project has three components which include gender based violence, covid-19 and HIV, Tubaculosis and Malaria.

The meeting is on AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria ATM. It is a global fund project under Covid-19 grant. It has three components which include gender based violence, covid-19 and HIV, Tubaculosis and Malaria

He said 15 CBOs are to go to five Local Government Areas of Kwara, which include, Ilorin East, South, West, Edu and Moro LG to carryout awareness for the community people. He stated that the testing and treatment is free.

“We are trying to let people know that AIDs can be tested for free and the treatment will commence. It is also to let them know that malaria is free under global fund project.

Also speaking, State NEPWHAN Coordinator, Mr. Yusuf Muftau Animashaun implored people to go for Covid-19 vaccine added that there are facilities in the community that offers the check up and treatment for free

“The aim is to sensitize the community on the existence of ATM. We are sensitizing people to go for Covid-19 vaccine. We have facilities in the community that is offering it free. We also have HIV test tube and also malaria, tuberculosis test which are all free”.

He names the organization that partners with them to include Belau Ajoke Foundation, Royal Heritage Health Foundation, All Round Helping Hand foundation, Love and Care Health Organization, Safe Life Health Organization among others.

Speaking on their achievements so far the ED, Belawu Ajoke Child and Women Foundation, Dr. Zainab Funmilayo Ambali said it supplied RDT, ACT and 1 bag of LLIN was supplied to Oke-Ogun Health Center.

Also speaking, represntative of FOMWAN, Hajia Silifat Ishola A noted that, with FOMWAN intervention, a banner was designed for the facility which will give awareness and indicate the existence of Oloko-nla facility in the community.

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