As part of measures geared towards providing medical care and palliatives for children, women, and youths in the remotest, riverine areas of the Warri Kingdom and environs, Her Majesty Olori Atwatse III has held the second edition of its quarterly care drive. The outreach which took place on Saturday, April 2nd, at Ugbolokposo Community, Delta State was led by the mother of the kingdom, Olori Atuwatse III along with partners of the foundation and medical professionals.
The Queen was warmly received in songs of admiration by women of the community who were deeply elated by her presence; the first-of-its-kind visit by any monarch in the community’s history.
Speaking at the occasion the lead Medical Consultant of the outreach, Dr Utake Ovwie said the vision for the medical outreach was born out of a deeply seated desire in the heart of her majesty, Olori Atuwatse III, to care for the most vulnerable indigenes of the kingdom, particularly the children and women.
“The goal is to continue to educate and care for various communities within the kingdom, providing expert medical care as well as palliatives and empowerment packages until Warri Kingdom becomes the envy of all, with more economically stable and self-reliant indigenes in its remotest areas.”
While speaking, Olori Atuwatse III acknowledged the efforts of the community leaders in mobilizing indigenes for the outreach.
In her words “It is a great day of joy as Wuwu Ore brings healing and love to Ugbolokposo Community. I would like to appreciate the beautiful women of this community for their heartfelt reception. Many thanks to our sacrificially supportive partners: the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA); Delta State Agency for AIDS Control (DELSACA); the Maden Foundation; Caritas Nigeria; Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN), and Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Delta State Chapters. “
She commended volunteers and medical consultants for their valued support.
“We can touch more lives and change the fortunes of our people in no distant time. God bless you all abundantly” she added.
The Indigenes went home with Wuwu-Ore -kits and nutritious staples such as rice, beans, and other grains.
The outreach provided a wide range of medical services in Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and other specialist fields. Expectant and new mothers were guided through healthcare talks and child-mother safety consultations.
Established in 2021, Wuwu Ore has significantly impacted hundreds of homes in different communities in Delta State and continues to establish veritable channels for accessible and qualitative medical care, especially for the critically ill, children, women, and the elderly.