NSE Commemorates 2015 World Health Day 
Tuesday, April 7, ​2015

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) joined the rest of the world on April 7, 2015, to mark the World Health Day with a Nutrition and Wellness Programme. This one-day programme organized in partnership with LiveWell Initiative LWI, was designed to raise awareness among capital market stakeholders of the importance of food safety. 

livewell1.jpgAccording to the Head, Corporate Services Division of The Exchange, Mr. Bola Adeeko, this year’s theme which is “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe”, carries the expediency of the times. “Promoting food safety together with healthy and sustainable diet can contribute to a healthier population as well as an appreciable food waste reduction. The harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscores the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, cannot be underestimated” stated Ad​eeko. 

The NSE Health Fair featured free full health screenings that included basic biometric screenings like BP, Sugar, BMI, Stress Test, Cholesterol and Counselling. Also, there were healthy product displays from New Heights Pharmaceuticals (Omron BP Measuring Kits), Accuchek ISN (Sugar Measuring Kits), Chellarams Plc (Nutritional Beverages), ReelFruit (Real Dry Fruits), G2G Group (Little Black Book; Healthy Food & Eatery Guide) amongst others. 

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) selects a key health issue, and encourages people from all ages and backgrounds to hold events that highlight the significance of this issue for good health and well-being.​
About LiveWell Initiative LWI
LiveWell Initiative LWI, a public health NGO, is a registered health-promotion focused organisation, which empowers the people through health literacy. Since inception in 2007, LWI has reached over 1.5 million Nigerians and 3,000 Ghanaians directly and indirectly by proxy contact, inclusive of over 60 blind and disabled adults. The goal of LWI is to increase the life expectancy of Africans especially Nigerians to age 70 by the year 2030 through its unique health empowerment programmes. 

The organisation offers free basic health screenings, community health outreaches, health missions and health fairs, all coupled with free medicines to various communities through its highly qualified team of healthcare experts consisting of public health practitioners, health educators, counsellors, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, community health workers and other trained professionals.