World Health Day; My Health, My Right

World Health Day; My Health, My Right

On April 7, 2024, the Oke Ilero/Ita Oniyan Community in Isinkan Akure hosted a successful World Health Day event organized by the Kids & Teens Resource Center (K&TRC) under the theme “My Health, My Right.” The event aimed to raise awareness about individual health rights and promote overall well-being.

The day began with the arrival of participants and the registration process, accompanied by the rendition of the National Anthem. The event featured various organizations, including the Youth Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI), Mari Stone International (MSI), and K&TRC, all of which played pivotal roles in the day’s activities.

World Health Day
World Health Day; My Health, My Right

Miss Ayoola Adebayo from YALI started the day’s discussions with her opening remarks. She emphasized the significance of the theme “My Health, My Right.” The event also featured a compelling presentation by Mrs. Oluronti from MSI. Her presentation focused on mental health and its profound impact on daily life, relationships, and physical well-being. The presentation highlighted risk factors, common mental disorders, and methods for identification and treatment.

Furthermore, Mrs. Adedutun Israel addressed the crucial topic of family planning. He advocated for responsible decision-making to ensure the proper care and upbringing of children. After this, a session led by Miss Ayoola Adebayo on medically beneficial exercises, promoting physical well-being among the participants.

The significance of personal hygiene was underscored by Miss Comfort from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), who emphasized practices such as regular washing of clothes and teeth, balanced nutrition, adequate sleep, community cleanliness, and regular medical check-ups. Mr. Olusegun also demonstrated home-based exercises for maintaining physical fitness, contributing to the overall focus on well-being.

World Health Day at the Oke Ilero/Ita Oniyan Community in Isinkan Akure

The event also featured a lively dance competition among children, adding a festive atmosphere and engaging the local community. Throughout the day, medical check-ups were conducted by Miss Blessing and Miss Esther, ensuring that attendees’ health was prioritized.

The program concluded with expressions of gratitude by the community leaders. THisfollowed by group photos and the recitation of the Nigerian pledge. The World Health Day event served as a beacon of awareness, education, and empowerment, highlighting the importance of individual health rights and collective well-being.

In summary, World Health Day event was a testament to the commitment of K&TRC and its partner organizations to promote health awareness in the community.

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