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Over 2000 Surulere, Aguda and Ijeshatedo residents screened for HIV

A non-governmental organization, Joy Welfare and Charity Ministry, an arm of C & S Movement Church, Surulere, Lagos in commemoration of Nigeria’s Independence day celebration held a three day health programme in collaboration with Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention.

The programme which commenced on Saturday, September 30th was held in Surulere, Aguda, Ijeshatedo and Coker where over 2000 residents who attended and participated in the exercise where screened for HIV/AIDS.

The General Leader, C & S Movement Church, Apostle Prophet Sunday Korode, said during the exercise, that the programme was to aid free medical screening within the church’s immediate community.

Apostle Korode said: “The spirit behind the mission is commendable; it is care and compassion for the plight of the needy and less privileged in the society. This caring heart philosophy, which drives our common concern for our society is further highlighted by the comprehensive nature of the area/field of coverage in man’s ailments such that everybody has one area or the other to benefit from the programme.

“I want to assure you that our doors and arms are always open to collaborate to bring succor and relief to our society especially in these trying times of austerity and recession. Collaborations like this helps to garner resources worldwide, nationwide and channel such to meet needs in critical cases and areas.”

The Vice Chairman, Joy Welfare and Charity Ministry, Special Mother In Israel (SPMII),  Agbeke Ogunsawo, also added that the ministry early this year, screened people of the communities of cervical cancer, breast cancer, among others.

She said that the aim of the free screening was not to win souls, revealing that 70 per cent of those screened were not even members of the church.

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