Clifford Kidney Foundation Solicits Support To Save Lives
… Holds Healthcare Awareness Campaign
BY GBOGBOWA GBOWA
A life oriented organisation, Clifford Kidney Foundation International is seeking support of partners and sponsors from both the private and public sectors to help save lives of people going through kidney challenges.
This is even as the group is preparing for its upcoming Healthcare Awareness Outreach 2023, coming up on Sunday, 24th of September at Badagry town.
Clifford Kidney Foundation which has been in the business of paying for hospital bills and other needs of victims of kidney disease since 2019 said it is seeking for support because the burden is getting enormous for the organisation due increased patients.
Citing the nature of some of the cases, Prophet Clifford Umeh, Executive Director/Founder of the Organisation which is based in Badagry told the media, “For instance, there is a patient with us now, a young boy of 12 years old with kidney issue. An injection written for him to buy is N70,000 per dose and he requires multiple doses to save his life.
“The family do not have anything. Now the doctor called to say that the boy’s tummy is getting bigger and the family must buy the medicine as soon as possible if the boy must survive.
“When they came to my office, I saw it was a case my pocket could not carry alone and that is why we are seeking for support to save lives. There are several cases like that.
“We are soliciting support because we need to join hands together to save our brothers and sisters that have organ problem”, he noted.
Talking about the planned outreach in September, Prophet Umeh, who is also the General Overseer, Divine Helper Deliverance Ministry, Okoafo, Badagry said the reason is to create awareness and enlighten the local community about certain hazards they may not be aware of as regards their kidney and general wellbeing.
“We have done this in many places and we feel that as a community based organisation located within the Badagry region, we are desirous to have this campaign to give the community the opportunity to take advantage of what we know and what we think they need to know about their health care.
“We are well grounded in it because it’s a project that is like the baby of the foundation conceived years back before it came into limelight.
“We feel that there is a lot we can give to the public on what they do not know, or what they should know about their healthcare and kidney health.
“Why we want the public to keep a date with us on that day is because, there will be health talk/lecture conducted by health experts. There will be free medical screening and also a double barrel event .
“There is going to be an investiture ceremony. We will also recognize and appreciate personalities whose interest keys into our mission and vission and they will be given award on that day.
“We want the public to know these individuals who have made so much impact within their community in particular and Nigeria in general”, Prophet Umeh said.
The group further explained that Clifford Foundation was conceived in 2014 when the Executive Director, Prophet Clifford Umeh did what was considered to be unthinkable in this part of the world as he freely donated one of his kidney to someone that he barely knew.
Clifford Kidney Foundation International is a non-governmental organisation with interest on healthcare, human development and special focus on treatment of kidney disease patients and advocacy.
The Foundation was given birth to in 2019 after that unthinkable feat that he did at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on December 2, 2014. This was without any pecuniary attachment but based on humanitarian consideration to one Mr Azubuike Uchendu who was down with kidney disease. The foundation came onboard officially in 2019.