The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN); also known as Caritas Nigeria is the specialised agency of the Catholic Church in Nigeria for coordinating development and Humanitarian interventions. Since its establishment in 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Caritas Nigeria has reached millions of  beneficiaries  and communities across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Caritas Nigeria is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of 166 member nations that shares in the common vision of being the outreach of the Church to those in need.

 

Health and Wellness Advocacy Extended to Kabusa Residents in Abuja under the GRAIL Project

 

Sunday 11th September 2022 was another outing for the Caritas Nigeria team under the GRAIL (Galvanizing Religious Leaders for Accelerated Identification and Linkage to Pediatric  ART) Project as they carried out a massive medical outreach specifically for children under fourteen years of age to St Anthony Catholic Church, Kabusa, Abuja. 

The church was populated with over 1500 children; including children from other religious faiths.  About 1150 of these children were attended to, and over 150 were given anti-malaria drugs, worm expellant, blood tonic and multivitamins as well as soya plus for malnourished children.  One child tested positive for HIV/AIDS. 

In addition, a total of fifty-six (56) parents had their sugar levels and blood pressure (BP) checked  with appropriate medications prescribed for those that had slight abnormalities.  

Kabusa is a district/area under Abuja Municipal Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) located near Lokogoma to the north, Apo to the east, and Galadimawa to the west.

 

Report and pictures courtesy Ephraim Andeh, Communications Unit, HQ

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