More than 5,000 people in Kano State have received free dental care because to Access Bank’s collaboration with the non-profit Grassroot Smile Initiative.
The gesture was intended to provide oral health outreach to Kano people, according to the NGO’s chairman and chief executive officer, Prof. Ade Adebola.
During Muhammad Jiddah Hospital in the Fagge local government area, Adebola delivered a speech at the weekend’s exercise’s grand conclusion.
In six local government areas of the Kano Central Senatorial District, including Nassarawa, Tarauni, Gwale, Municipal, and finally Fagge local government, he said that Grassroot Smile Initiative has provided oral health services with the assistance of Access Bank.
We are rendering services in oral health, and I want people to know that oral health is not just about teeth but general health, what we are providing is preventive, promotional and curative services for people who cannot afford and people who do not have access to oral health care in the community.
The outreach’s goal, according to Adebola, who is also the founding dean of dentistry at Bayero University Kano, is to bring oral health outside of the clinic and into the community. By sponsoring the services, Access Bank has helped to make this goal a reality.
Additionally, Fumilayo Eyusuile, a representative of Access Bank, stated that the bank sponsored the activity to fulfill its corporate social responsibility and to give back to society.
Some of the recipients who spoke with journalists thanked the NGO and Access Bank for their assistance and urged philanthropists and other organizations to display similar generosity.