The Rose of Sharon Foundation (ROSF), in partnership with CHECK Medicals, a healthcare organization with skilled medical personnel and facilities, recently held its bi-annual healthcare program for widows, their children, and orphans. The program which was designed to provide sustainable physical, mental, and emotional health care catered to the overall well-being of over 300 beneficiaries and contributed to their improved health standards and quality of life.
The services offered during the program were General Consultation/Treatment, Eye care with the Provision of Eyeglasses, Dental Care, Laboratory tests (Blood and Urine), Physiotherapy Services, Medications Dispensary, Screening for Surgeries, Cancer Screening, and Trauma Management.
“Access to quality healthcare should be a basic human right,” said Apostle Folorunso Alakija, Nigerian businesswoman and founder of the Rose of Sharon Foundation. “In keeping with God’s divine mandate to cater to widows, the foundation remains committed to making a difference in the lives of widows, their children, and orphans by providing them with essential healthcare services.”
Dr. Bowei, the Country Manager for the Foundation, added:
“Like most of our initiatives, we recognize that a program on healthcare is vital for curbing the health challenges and trauma experienced by widows, their children, and orphans as a result of the cultural mistreatment faced by this marginalized group in Nigeria. That is why the Foundation is offering a comprehensive healthcare service within the first quarter of the year to ensure that our beneficiaries receive the care and support they need for a healthy and fulfilling life.
As usual, we encourage well-meaning Nigerians to continue to partner with us to provide other services, as we work together to create a brighter future for widows, their children, and orphans.”