Popular broadcast journalist, on air personality and public health advocate, Faysol Oluwakemi is set to hold his annual health lecture in the city of Ibadan for the year 2020.
The lecture, the fifth of its kind will take a different dimension this year, as the Noble FM OAP will lead a team of public health enthusiasts on a market tour to major markets and communities in Ibadan.
Following the success of the health lectures in previous years where issues germane to health and wellness were discussed by medical professionals, the 2020 health lecture will focus on the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic in an attempt to sensitize the common man on the dangers of the disease, its symptoms and ways to keep safe while navigating the dynamics of the unprecedented Covid world.
Speaking on the event themed, ‘Community Engagement in Disease Response: A Case Study of COVID-19’, Oluwakemi reiterated the essence of the tour. “Over time, our aim at Faysol Oluwakemi Healthcare Foundation and as organizers of the Faysol Oluwakemi Annual Health Lectures has always been in mending the broken chain of communication between medical professionals and the layman. This is what we have been doing on every platform available to us, whether on radio or while banking on the virility of the internet.”
Activities at the event include outreach and sensitization to 5 major markets and communities in Oyo State, the annual lecture featuring health professionals as well as the distribution of free nose masks and hand sanitizers to five hundred individuals.
“We have repeatedly adopted means of an organized setting to serve as the convergence point for the masses and medical professionals but these Covid times has changed life as we used to know it. So, we are also being dynamic in keeping up with the situation. That explains why we decided to make it a market sensitization tour this year,” says Oluwakemi.
The tour starting on Monday 12th of October, 2020 and running till Saturday, 17th of October, 2020, will perch at major markets in Ibadan including Aleshinloye market, Gbagi, Bodija, Sabo among others while distributing protective items like nose masks and sanitizers freely as the sensitization continues.