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2 B.Lulu-Briggs Foundation, began offering free eye care service to 2,365 people in rivers.
3 Founder Seinye Lulu-Briggs announced the exercise Monday in Port Harcourt.
4 She said the free three-day eye care was one of the activities marking the 21st anniversary of the foundation founded in 2001.
The medical professional said the free medical services aimed to address the problems and challenges of the less privileged in Niger. Delta region and Nigeria to the big one.
5 Lulu-Briggs explained that the aim of eye care services was to help prevent visual impairment and blindness in Nigeria by encouraging prompt access to quality eye care.
6 She said it was part of the foundation’s commitment to improving access to quality health care in underserved communities, in line with the The United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number three.
seven Lulu-Briggs revealed that the foundation has provided free eye care services in all 36 states of the country, benefiting more than 29,600 people.
8 She said the foundation will continue to be committed to providing free healthcare services in Nigeria.
9 “We will also do more actively on a global scale, through our membership in the alliance of NGOs and civil society organizations(CSOs) for South-South society and other partnerships we have,” she said.
ten Also speaking, Dr. Amadi Christopherone of the doctors said ten ophthalmologists were on the ground tending to patients.
11 Christopher noted that 2,365 cases were being processed, 991 glasses were being distributed and 214 eye surgery cases were due for the next free care treatment.
12 “We test them for Visual acuity (VA) because each individual is supposed to see clearly from 40 feet away, but if one cannot see clearly from a distance, the person’s VA is either low or may have a thinking error,” he said. .
13 M Beriye Georgeone of the patients, who had problems with itching and tearing, praised the Lulu-Briggs Foundation for free medical services and urged other organizations to follow suit.
14 Also, Ms. Abigail Barangowho received medication and glasses after diagnosis, applauded the foundation for treating every patient without segregation.