According to a non-Governmental Organisation, the major cause of death in Nigeria is high blood pressure and hepatitis.
The NGO, Moole Charity Foundation’s Project Manager of the organisation, Dr Linda Odoh, said this in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of project “Silent killers’’ campaign held in Abuja.
A medical checkup would go a long way in reducing the risks and complications associated with these diseases.
She said the project was organised to also conduct free testing and screening for the public on hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, malaria and HIV.
“The reason we are screening people is because the major causes of death in our environment today are caused by these silent killer diseases.
“They are called silent killers, because you would not know that you have it until you get tested, if you do not check regularly you will not know that you are at risk,” she said.
Odoh advised people to engage in regular exercises, increase intake of fruits, vegetable and also quit alcohol and smoking in order to live a healthier life.
Similarly, Mr Olawale Akintaro, president of the Foundation, told correspondents that the organisation had reached out to people in different ways.
“Our services is not limited to health alone. We also visit schools to give scholarship to indigent students, and we meet diverse needs of people in different ways.
“I feel so excited today to see a large number of people coming to get tested and screened free. So I am very happy to be part of this charity project,” he said.