Given the lack of access to quality healthcare in Lagos among low-earning workers, GLP regularly conducts medical outreach programmes across the city.
Awareness about access to affordable and quality healthcare is very limited amongst low-earning workers. This segment of the population often do not know where to go for healthcare advice or refrain from seeking medical attention due to affordability concerns.
A grassroots approach to leveraging the medical staff and resources within GLP’s pharmacy and walk-in clinics network to educate low-earning workers, and address long standing challenges in Nigeria’s healthcare industry – expensive medication, counterfeit drugs, absence of professionalism and misdiagnosis. Express Pharmacy and Dr. Express target mid and lower-earning Lagosians – who make up 70% of the state’s population.
The medical outreach programmes have collectively helped over 5,000 people across Lagos, all of whom benefitted from a range of free medical services including eye screenings, family-planning health talks, blood sugar and blood pressure checks, and free advice from trained medical doctors.
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