Health clinics reach thousands in Lagos, Nigeria

A child receives a checkup during one of the health camps. Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Lagos-Palm Grove Estate

By Suman Ramesh, president of the Rotary Club of Lagos-Palm Grove Estate, Lagos State, Nigeria

My club organizes six health camps a year. During these camps, patients line up beginning very early in the morning for free consultations. Young women bring their children, and receive iron supplements, vitamin tablets, anti-malaria medication, and sometimes de-worming medicines. We see them smiling as they return home after their health checks, carrying their supplements and medicines.

Quite a number of elderly patients also attend the camps, gaining access to blood pressure checks, random blood sugar checks, and general health advice they would not otherwise be able to afford.

We have assisted more than 5,500 patients over the years. Each year, we work on increasing our reach within the community. Indian doctors, Nigerian doctors, pharmaceutical companies, leading hospitals, and volunteers from the community all join together at these Rotary health camps to increase the quality of care for young and old alike.

I am happy that through Rotary we are able to make a difference in so many lives and work toward a healthier community.

10 thoughts on “Health clinics reach thousands in Lagos, Nigeria

  1. Fellow Rotarians in Nigeria -Don’t you think there should be a databank of all Rotary Clubs in Nigeria (3 Didtricts) involved in Eye surgical care,eye sight facilities,blindness prevention as a scientific appproach to tackle eye health in Nigeria?Gbemi Tijani D9125


  2. Congratulations for a vibrfant approach to Rotary humanitarian services in your own domain in Lagos Felicitations for providing good pages of Rotary to be read by the Community in Nigeria
    Rtn Gbemisoye Tijani,PP,PHF,ROTI


  3. I, member of ROTARY CLUB OF DURGAPUR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA PARTICIPATED IN A HEALTH CHECK UP CAMP. We have treated 350 poor peoplf and distributed free medicines.


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  6. Cheers to you Pres Suman your Club, for a wonderful project for children. Health is wealth as we say……keep on helping kids to gain good health for they are our hope for the future……let us attain Peace through serving others!

    Angelito Pua
    Rotary Club of Manila Midtown
    District 3810
    Manila, Philippines


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