A non-profit organisation, Pistis Foundation, has stated that it has provided over 13,000 healthcare-related services in four years while reiterating its commitment to societal advancement through empowerment.
This is as it anticipates the fourth edition of its annual Ubomi Free Medical and Surgical Outreach, an initiative aiming to impact 5,000 economically challenged individuals in Nigeria.
The programme started on Monday, October 23, and is expected to be concluded on October 27, 2023.
In a statement released by the organisation on Tuesday, the group reaffirmed that Ubomi provides primary medical and surgical care to individuals facing dire circumstances, adding that its first three editions recorded 13,020 medical interventions, including over 500 transformative eye, dental, and general surgeries, at no cost to the beneficiaries.
While speaking, the Executive Director of the Pistis Foundation, Leonard Thomas, reflected on the foundation’s significant milestones accumulated over the years, noting that, “in the past four years, we have effectively conducted over 13,000 health interventions, encompassing a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including eye care, dental surgeries, fibroid surgeries, and various other medical treatments.
“In addition, we cultivate enduring relationships with the beneficiaries of our outreach initiatives, aiding their transition from a state of vulnerability to one of self-sufficiency.”
The foundation restated its mission to transform the lives of thousands through education by adopting over 100 underserved children into its education programme and seeing them through from primary school to the completion of their university studies.
Also speaking, a representative of Pro-Health International, Dr Femi Owagbemi, noted that committed follow-up procedures by the foundation would ensure the well-being of the beneficiaries of the medical intervention.
He said, “Over the years, our organisation, with the aid of volunteers, has endeavoured to deliver high-quality healthcare both during and after the Ubomi outreach, offering a glimmer of hope to the less privileged.
“It has been an immense honour to collaborate on this noble endeavour with the Pistis Foundation for the past three years,” he added.
The foundation listed its partners for the Ubomi Outreach to include Pro-Health International, a technical partner and the Elevation Church, a principal partner.
Other partners include Gateway Church, Hospital for Trauma and Surgeries, The Dover Hotel Lagos, State Blood Transfusion Service, MedPlus Pharmacy, Exclusive Uniforms & Corporate Designs, Nedcomoaks, Goldielux Catering, Pennek Group, Zenith Bank, and Zenera Consulting.