Donates Wheelchair, Food Items to Women affected with Poliomyelitis
The President and founder, Global Initiative for Women with Polio - GIWP, Mrs Chidiebere Mgbemena on Thursday 17th December, 2020, at Villa Garden Hotel Owerri lunched an awareness campaign against polio, as well as distribute wheelchairs, food materials and other life enhancing support to women affected with poliomyelitis.
The event, inaugural lunch/post-polio syndrome (PPS) awareness campaign had in attendance great number of women with polio challenges drawn from Imo rural communities. Its part of measures engineered by Mrs Mgbemena for the eradication of polio amongst women in Nigeria.
According to the chairman Global Initiative for Women with Polio, the awareness campaign is to educate polio survivors and care givers everything they need to know about post-polio syndrome (PPS). Which occurs many years after recovery from the initial infection.
Global Initiative for Women with Polio (GIWP) is a nonprofit organisation for women that are living with disability due to the aftermath of poliomyelitis. Its major activities are in the area of engaging the women through building skills, providing basic education and handling essential medical issues and awareness. GIWP seeks to empower the women affected with polio, making them independent by giving them access to fulfill their dreams and live an enjoyable normal life as Nigerians.
Speaking, Hon. Jones Onyereri, thanked the organizers for coming up with such an educating awareness campaign for our sisters suffering the deformity of polio and charged them to find a way on how to carry out such campaign on the males just as they have done today for the females.
Speaking further, he encouraged the participants not to be deterred in the pursuit of their dreams and career as the challenges can't hinder them from achieving whatever dreams they have.
IfeanyiCy Njoku reports
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