The President, Junior Chambers International, Ikeja branch, Miss Gabriella Asisah, has said that the job of providing health care should not be left for the Federal Government alone.

Asisah also urged individuals and corporate organisations to provide quality health care to the people.

Speaking during a briefing held in Lagos on Sunday, she said that the club’s theme for the year was Action, Commitment and Teamwork and it would do everything possible within its power to positively impact the lives of the people in its catchment area in 2019.

Asisah noted that the club’s Commit2Health initiative, scheduled to hold in April, was aimed at giving people access to health care without the prospect of financial hardship, regardless of their ethnic or religious background.

“Ours is to look at ways to cover some ends that we know government alone cannot handle. Our health outreach is going to be a general one. We have also discovered that depression is on the increase, so we plan to educate the people on way to escape it,” Asisah said.

She also spoke on the need to engage the public on how to turn waste to wealth, which would drive away disease outbreaks from the community in the long run.

“Our Letsdoit campaign, which will hold later in the year, is a cleanup exercise. We shall collaborate with recycling companies, advocate waste sorting and recycling to end single-use plastics, and educate people on how these items can be recycled and re-used for other purposes.

“In addition to this, we will create more awareness so that when the environment is free from dirt, people will live healthy lives and disease outbreaks will be far from them,” Asisah said.

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