A Non-Governmental Development Organisation, the Mission to Save the Helpless, and a philanthropic organisation, the ENDfund, have supported the Ondo State Government, in tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases in the state.
The organisations also raised alarm over the increasing rate of NTDs in the state but said they would continue to support the state government.
Speaking at the inauguration of a free hydrocelectomy surgery and management of lymphoedema for Ondo residents at the General Hospital, Idanre, the Executive Director of the MITOSATH Dr. Francisca Olamiju, disclosed that over 6 million people had been treated by the organisation in the state since 2015.
Represented by the senior programme manager of the organisation, Mrs. Ijeoma Achu, the MITOSATH boss said the free surgery was organised by the Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with MITHOSATH and EndFund.
She said, “Officially, since 2015, we deliver nothing less than 6 million treatments.”
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