By Modupe Gbadeyanka
No fewer than 4,000 Nigerians will benefit from the medical and surgical assistance to be offered by a non-profit organisation, Pistis Foundation.
Pistis Foundation was founded by The Elevation Church, Lagos with its three key focus areas as education, health and shelter.
The organisation will provide the help to the beneficiaries for one week and is only for the underprivileged people living in Lagos.
This free event tagged “Ubomi…Restoring Lives” will commence on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019 at Pistis Annex, 3 Remi Olowude Street, by Marwa Bus Stop, Lekki, Lagos.
Ubomi means “life” in Xhosa, a South African language. It is designed to cater to indigent people who cannot afford medical/surgical fees for their health conditions. As such, Pistis Foundation will be attending to everyone who fits this profile, irrespective of religious or ethnic background, within the 4,000 person-limit, during the outreach. Being attended to will be on a first-come basis, except in emergency cases.
Pistis Foundation is working in partnership with Pro Health International, a reputable health NGO with many years of experience in offering medical and surgical aid to indigent communities across Africa to actualise this major project that will improve thousands of lives and provide otherwise unaffordable healthcare services to many.
Ubomi will host over 200 healthcare professionals and volunteers providing medical consultations, health education and various surgeries. Surgeries will include general, gynaecological, dental, eye, paediatric and more.
According to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Pistis Foundation and Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, Mr Godman Akinlabi, “Ubomi is how we impact the lives of those in our immediate community, who may be suffering from illnesses that may lead to avoidable deaths for children and adults.
“Healthcare in Nigeria is generally poor and it requires the collective support of government and non-governmental organisations to enhance current standards.
“At Pistis Foundation and The Elevation Church, we believe that greatness means service and we are happy to serve our communities and make many lives better.”
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