Public Health Promoters Advocate Balanced Diet For Children In Oyo State

Public health promoters and educators in the University of Ibadan have stressed the need for parents to ensure adequate provision of balanced diet for their children to prevent bacteria conjunctivitis  leading to visual impairment.

Speaking on behalf of the public health promotion and education students during a public health intervention held at the Cathedral of Saint David, Kudeti, Ibadan, the team leader, Mr Augustine Adugbe said  predicament relating to vision in children aside being hereditory could be induced by malnutrition.

Mr Adugbe who said the choice of Kudeti for the medical intervention followed prevalence of treatable diseases as well as poverty level of residents in the area.

Other experts including an optalmologists, Patrick Okafor and medical laboratory scientist, Elizabeth Bolarinwa said patients with cases of bacteria conjuctivis, aggravated high blood pressure and malaria were discovered and administered drugs to prevent worsen health crises.

In an interview with Radio Nigeria, the Sub dean, Cathedral of Saint David, Kudeti, Venerable Engineer Oluseye Ogunrinde said most communities in oyo state as well as many residents lacked the resources for their medical upkeep.

Venerable Ogunrinde challenged corporate organizations and institutions to incorporate social responsibility policy into their annual programme and implement them in communities with visible social and economic challenges.

Rotimi Famakin

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