In commemoration of the world tuberculosis day celebration across the globe, the frontiers of the ‘share the blessings I know you have one’ mantra, Xan’s Share The Blessings Foundation Nigeria volunteers stormed communities around Lagos with sophisticated medical test kits and healthcare personnels to enlighten the populace on the dangers of the tuberculosis scourge and how to protect themselves from the dangerously contagious disease.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Compared with other diseases caused by a single infectious agent, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer, globally.
In 2015, 1.8 million people died from the disease, with 10.4 million falling ill. Free medical checks were carried out on members of the public present at the various locations of the outreach as people were glad to be educated on the dreaded disease.
On speaking with one of the volunteers of the foundation Ms Julie, she said
“We are happy to be doing this, waging a war against a disease that has claimed more lives even more than AIDS.”
It was a successful exercise has the community welcomed the idea and sends notes of appreciation to the founder of the nonprofit organization, American Philanthropist Xan Burnom.
More of this life changing gestures are what keeps the foundation going according to comments by the foundation president. It is her strong desire to see a world free of suffering, poverty and hunger.