The wife of the Ondo State Governor and patron of Lami Fatima Babare Cervical Cancer Foundation (LFBCCF), Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has been commended by some medical practitioners in the state for facilitating the free-of-charge supply of medical equipment in the state.
In recognition of her dedication and commitment to fighting and eliminating Cervical Cancer in women, Chief Betty Akeredolu was named the patron of LFBCCF, a non-profit organisation set up by Dr Hassan Gimba and named after his wife, Hajiya Lami Fatima Babare, who died of Cervical Cancer in 2018.
The supply of free medical equipment was a partnership between Mrs Akeredolu and two US-based medical missions – Sharing Hope Medical Mission and Riverside International, both of the University of California, San Diego, USA.
According to Ondoevents, the partnership which started in 2018 has been in the area of capacity building for medics and tennis-playing kiddies in the state.
Last month, the teams donated Medical supplies worth millions of naira to the State through the Office of the Wife of the Governor.
The visit which lasted for four days was the third since the partnership was brokered and the period was used to train medical practitioners on Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and an updated course in Anaesthesia and Critical Care.
The University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Teaching Hospital, Ondo, its Akure Annex, and the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owo, benefited from the free medical supplies, with each thanking Mrs Akeredolu for the intervention.
The items shared included assorted medical and surgical materials, oxygen concentrators, advanced surgical items, dressing materials, complete surgical packs, and cartons of endotracheal tubes, and each institution got over two thousand items.
Meanwhile, members of the missions also donated tennis shoes and equipment to students of the Ondo State Summer Tennis Clinic after friendly matches played with the children during their last trip.
Sharing Hope Foundation is a team of medical experts from the University of California San Diego USA committed to medical missions to the continent of Africa with accompanying donations of medical supplies.
The teams have previously volunteered in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and South America.