The wife of the Ondo state governor, Arabinrin Betty Akeredolu has charged women on the need to take proper care of their health.
She made the charge at Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba in commemoration of a four days conference which marks the 22nd Annual National Conference of the National Association of Health Educators (NAHE).
During her charge, Mrs Akeredolu stated, “Health Education is very critical in curbing diseases. When an individual is informed, they are empowered to make decisions”.
She further added that health education helps one to avoid risky behaviors that could endanger one’s health, including poor hygiene, unprotected sex, drug abuse and eating habits.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun in his remarks acknowledged the gesture by the National body by choosing the Institution as a destination for the 2017 NAHE conference, noting that it would provide an opportunity to establish relationships and network activities among academics and students.
He further reiterated on the importance of Health education by noting that it is vital that professionals in preventive health strategized in order to come up with solutions that would safeguard important pillars of national health.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Prof Nireti Duyilemi lauded the First Lady for establishing Breast Cancer Awareness in the state and noted that the University has BRECAN Ambassadors who will join in the advocacy to fight the disease.