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15 Nov
2021
4th Edition Newsletter for October, 2021

BSOF INTERVENES IN COMMUNITY HEALTH – OFFSETS MEDICAL BILLS FOR THE INDIGENTS IN IGBO-ETITI L.G.A., ENUGU STATE

Health they say is wealth, but when healthcare cannot be afforded, the medical-related threat to life increases. Several low-income earners, especially in the rural communities in Nigeria face a huge challenge in gaining access to proper healthcare services due to the paucity of funds to pay up their bills.
Dr.Obelu and BSOF President at the Post Natal ward of the hospital

 

BSOF President on courtesy visit to the hospital of the 1st Medical Doctor produced by the Foundation,  Dr. ObisikeObelu, on 11Apr.2021, at Ikpogwu- Ukehe, Igboetiti LGA, Enugu State

 

BSOF President, Barr. Sam. Otoboeze, on ward-round with Dr. Obisike Obelu during his visit to the latter’s hospital.
 

WORLD MALARIA DAY: LET’S KICK MALARIA OUT OF NIGERIA

Malaria has remained one of the most deadly diseases in Nigeria, especially against children and the elderly. It is mostly by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Even though it is preventable and curable, yet it kills a lot of people in Nigeria and all over the world, daily.

In 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide.
The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 409 000 in 2019.

World Malaria Day is an event created to mark the activities for advocacy against malaria and measures to be taken to prevent malaria. . The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day 2021, is ‘Reaching zero malaria target’ and in line with that, Barrister Sam Otoboeze Foundation BSOF, with other supporting partners FYODOR, Leader Joe 1808 Foundation and 360 CAL Initiative engaged in a road-show for public sensitization and visit the IDP Camp, Durunmi Abuja, where the organization donated500 Urine Malaria Test kits to the various beneficiaries. During the event the President of Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF), Sam Otoboeze said the gesture was aimed at eradicating malaria and reducing the high death rates caused by malaria particularly in crowded locations such as the IDP camps and the country.

‘We have a lot of concern on health, if we can kick out malaria, we will have significantly reduced the causes of deaths”, he said.  The President further explained that the gesture would enable the less privileged in the camp, who are unable to access hospitals to have a  malaria test easily done by themselves without drawing blood or visiting a laboratory, which implies that with a positive test affirmation, the patient could be a step closer to getting medical treatment.

Also, Chairman and CEO of Fyodor Biotechnologies, Dr. Eddy Agbo, said the urine malaria test kits were effective and did not require a blood sample, reagent, or equipment for diagnosis.  Similarly, Mr. Joseph Onus, Founder, Leader Joe 1808 Foundation, stressed the need for all stakeholders to support government efforts at eradicating malaria in the country. In addition, Mr. Ikponwomsa Success, Executive Director, 360 Childhood and Adult Learning Initiative (380 CAL –Initiative) said the gesture would improve the health status of the people. He stressed the need for a clean environment, clearing of bushes, regular fumigation exercise, and availability of anti-malaria drugs, to reduce the prevalence of disease in the country.

Mallam Isa Umar, Officer in charge of the Maternal and Child Health Clinic in the camp, expressed appreciation to the organizations for their support, which he said would reduce the cost of seeking malaria diagnosis for the IDPs.

The President of the Foundation, Barr. Sam Otoboezewith supporting partner the M.D of Fyodor, M.D CAL Initiative, Business Development Executive Fyodor, Organizational Manager BSOF, and Programs Director Leader Joe 1808 Foundation

 

The President, Partners’ Volunteers and the IDP Coordinator during the Urine malaria UMT kits donation

 

The Organizational Manager with other members from the Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF) at the WMD event

 

BSOF President, supporting partner, the organizational manager and participants

 

President of BSOF, Barr. Sam Otoboeze, donating the Urine Malaria Test kits to the Coordination Mallam Abubakar Aminu Head of the IDP, Durunmi Abuja

 

Participants and stakeholders at the Durumi IDP camp during the WMD event

 

 President of BSOF and a Partner for the NGO LeaderJoe 1808 Foundation during the sensitization lecture

 

BSOF PRESIDENT RECEIVES A GOLD AWARD AT THE AFRICAN YOUTH CONFERENCE, 2021.
African youth community (AYC) 2021
On Friday, 17th September 2021, The African Youth Community (A.Y.C), welcomed over 100 guests to the YOUNG AFRICA LEADERS CONFERENCE at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, FCT Abuja, where the President of the Barrister Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF), Barrister Sam Otoboeze (ESQ, CPP, FOSHA), was presented with a gold award in recognition of his good works in youth development, poverty alleviation, and advocacy for national unity and Security. In addition to the gold award, a “made in Nigeria” bag of African Diamond Parboiled rice from the African Youth Community (A.Y.C)farm, was presented to the president as a show of appreciation for his good works.
President of the Barrister Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF), Barrister Sam Otoboeze (ESQ, CPP, FOSHA) receiving his gold award

The award was presented by the representative of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Commodore I. V. Ajiboye, who was also a recipient of one of the gold awards. Upon receiving the award, Barrister Sam Otoboeze, gave an inspirational and moving address.
Barrister Sam Otoboeze (ESQ, CPP, FOSHA) receiving a bag of African Diamond Parboiled rice from the African Youth Community (A.Y.C) farm

 

He thanked the organizers of the African youth conference for recognizing his work and choosing him as an awardee for the prestigious gold award. His message to the youths was to aim to remain resilient and determined, and to try to remain cheerful in the face of adversity.
BSOF CELEBRATES ONE OF HER SCHOLARSHIP BENEFICIARY
Dr. Agbo, one of BSOF’s Scholarship beneficiaries graduated with flying colours from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery from  the renowned University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Upon graduation, this medical Doctor also released a beautiful Gospel music, in a well-organized dinner event attended by the BSOF President and a host of other dignitaries

Dr, Sam Agbo is amongst one of the Scholarship Awardees by the Barrister Sam Otoboeze Foundation. He is currently a Co-Implementer of the free  Medical Outreach organized annually by BSOF.

Dr. Agbo S.C. during his Oath taking/ Induction into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria  and
signing the document of Hippocratic Oath.
A picture with  his Parents, Chief and Mrs. Paul Agbo at his induction at UNTH, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu

 

The president BSOF, Barr. Sam  Otoboeze, congratulating Dr. Sam Agbo during the event and making some remarks at the event.
A picture also with the Director Special Duties Hon. Emeka Abugu.

 

Dr. Sam performing one of his songs at the event and an exciting audience listening with great pleasure.

 

EVENTS & GLAMOUR

Award of Excellence: First prize position for little Miss Angel Mmesoma Otoboeze
Miss Angel Mmesoma Otoboeze with her mom, friend, classmates, and teachers of Our Lady of Mercy Nursery/Primary School, Iva valley, Enugu, as she receives her prize and certificate honours for first prize position, best debater, and the best graduating student.
 

 

Wedding Ceremony of Mr. Ifeanyi Anselem and Mrs. Juliet Eze

Congratulations!!!
Mr. Ifeanyi Anselem and his beautiful wife had a wedding solemnization on 2nd January 2021. It was a colourful and memorable event with lots to eat and drink.
 

 

The wedding ceremony of Mr. John Chukwuma Ogwu and Anike Ukamaka Mercy

Mr. John Chukwuma Ogwu  and his beautiful wife tied the knot in a glamourous wedding ceremony in the city of Enugu on the 31st July, 2021

It was attended by members of the BSOF,  Port Harcourt Branch

Wedding pictures, BSOF Port Harcourt members, National Coordinator, and Financial Director presented the newlyweds with a gift.
 

TESTIMONIAL
BRINGING HEALTHCARE TO THE GRASS-ROOTS BY THE BSOF PORT HARCOURT BRANCH
The Director of Finance, Mrs. Mercy Odumije, traveled from Port Harcourt to Enugu and during her journey, she got caught up in a situation that involved a young man, who was very ill and was reported to have just returned home and started taking off his clothes as though he had gone mad. The family watched him in confusion and fear because that was how his father died years ago and to see something that awkward repeat itself in this young man’s life was scary. The family and neighbors of this man had neither finances nor clue on how to save the young man’s life but were rather crying feeling all hope had been lost.

Mrs. Odumije on seeing the situation immediately took this young man to the hospital of the first medical Doctor trained by the Foundation, Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF), Dr. Obisike immediately ran series of tests on the patient and found out he had Typhoid fever, Cerebral Malaria, and High Blood Pressure he was treated and currently doing very well.

BSOF Port Harcourt branch handled the bills and ensured the young man was given post-recovery attention.

Upcoming Events

November 3, 2021

PROJECT PATCIN 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION TO CURB INSECURITY IN NIGERIA (SECURITY TRAINING AND SMALL BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT).

December 22 – 23

ANNUAL EVENT

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD & POVERTY ALLEVIATION CEREMONY

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Barr. Samuel C. Otoboeze, CPP
Bsof president
PROF. BENJAMIN, I. ISIFE,
PhD(UNN) - (member, board of trustee)
Barr. G. O. Okafor, OON, SAN, KSJ
(member, board of trustee)
HRH Igwe Christain Eze (Ezeoha I of Idoha)
(member, board of trustee)
Rev. Fr. (Dr). Eva Chuma Nnamene
(member, board of trustee)
Prof. Ngozi Ejionueme
(member, board of trustee)