The MUTA Health Fair Project was initiated in 2007 with the major goal of providing health education and preventive measures to reduce illnesses and deaths associated with chronic diseases and reduce long-term complications.
The first MUTA Health Fair held May 30th – June 7th, 2008 in Makurdi, Gboko, and Otukpo local government areas in Benue State, Nigeria. Thousands of people benefited from health education, screening, and medications administered by volunteer health professionals.
The second MUTA Health Fair held June 13th – 20th, 2009 in the towns of Agasha (Guma Local Government Area), Vandeikya (Vandeikya Local Government Area), and Katsina-Ala (Katsina-Ala Local Government Area), all in Benue State.
The third MUTA Health Fair held June 14th – 19th, 2010 in the towns of Ugba (Logo Local Government Area), Lessel (Ushongo Local Government Area), and Wannune (Tarka Local Government Area), all in Benue State.
The fourth MUTA Health Fair held May 17th – 25th, 2013 in Buruku, Kwande, and Konshisha local government areas of Benue State respectively. The event which recorded a turnout of over 6000 participants, featured the administering of blood pressure and blood sugar screenings as well as prescription medications. Education information sessions on Diabetes, Hypertension, and HIV/AIDS were also held. Health care services were provided in a non-discriminatory manner and met some of the primary health care needs of medically under-served communities.