Arrive Alive Diagnostic Center partnered with Labakcare Organisation and supported by VFD Microfinance Bank and Eko Electricity Distribution Company to bring” PROJECT STAY ALIVE”, a free health checkup outreach, to the residents of Surulere and environs.
Speaking to members of the press during the outreach, Azubike Emodi the Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank noted that “Arrive Alive has a lot of state-of-the-art facilities accompanied by adequate manpower and expertise to effectively carry out a project of this magnitude, that is why VFD Microfinance bank was quick to join this partnership.
“This is one in a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) packages we have mapped out to positively invest in the health and general well-being of the society.”
Dr. Coker, representative from Labakcare Organization, stated that the consequence of the partnership is to have a “Healthy environment for a prosperous community for Lagos State and Nigeria in general”.
Dr. Mario Adelaja, Business Development Planning and Strategy for Arrive Alive, said the “Focus on preventive care services is the way to go for Nigerians to be able to reduce the cause of the burden of health”.
Mr. Godwin Idemudia, the communications manager of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), who was also at the press conference for PROJECT STAY ALIVE said that the gesture was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In Mr. Godwin’s words; “It’s not about people paying their bills or services rendered, but also to give back, no matter how small, to the society and areas where we operate as a corporate organisation.“
“This has to do with the management’s passion for good healthcare and wellbeing of Nigerians and the less privileged citizens.”
He also noted that this partnership is intended to be continuous, the Management of EKEDC hope to ensure that the subsequent series of PROJECT STAY ALIVE covers more areas beyond Lagos.
Mr. Femi Oke, Group Head of Corporate Communications, VFD Group Plc noted that fundamental to the needs of the society is good healthcare and access to quality education. “We believe when people know better about their health, they will be more prepared and willing to take proactive actions in safeguarding their healthcare and this surely will reflect positively on the overall GDP of any Nation.”
Day 2 of PROJECT STAY ALIVE saw in attendance, Desmond Elliot, Representative of Surulere Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shifau, a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance instructor, fitness coach and Staff of African Prudential who came to offer their support.