a) Making all health related legislation in Nigeria easily accessible online on the CHELD Website
b) Training doctors in Nigerian hospitals on the basics of health/medical law and jurisprudence: This project is ongoing and has begun with a seminar presentation on the legal issues in Pediatric Medicine at the Haemetology and Oncology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH in March 2012
c) Health Literacy, Education and Promotion
- Educating young people on the basics nutrition: This project aims to provide basic nutrition knowledge to students in public schools in Lagos State, Nigeria. It has commenced at the MagbonAladeGrammer Secondary School, Ibeju- Lekki. This first training took place in collaboration with Novus Femina, an organisation providing life skills to young girls and women.
- Cervical Cancer Awareness Project: This project aims to minimise the incidence of cervical cancer in Nigeria by educating young women in Nigerian universities to adopt preventive strategies and encourage greater information about the need for pap tests.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Program:This program to encourage good choices among girls and young women, especially those in disadvantaged circumstances. The target audience for the youth part of the program are students in public/government secondary schools in Lagos and women attending antenatal clinics in government hospitals in Lagos State.
a) Research on NCDs in Nigeria
73At CHELD, one of the projects we seek to pursue vigorously is cervical cancer awareness. While there is debate in the western world about whether or not cancer screenings are useful or over-utilised, there is no question of any excess of cancer screenings in a developing country like Nigeria. The problem currently is not one…
55Mental health in Nigeria has been called the silent epidemic, and the forgotten issue. Our mental health project seeks to make mental health matters visible, prominent, and by so doing create awareness, reduce stigma, increase public education, and change law and policy to expand the rights of, and better serve the needs of people suffering…
462014 was a remarkable year in the Nigerian health sector’s history. The first positive thing that comes to the minds of most people is the effective containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, which still inspires instinctive gratitude and laudatory comments. The heroism of Dr Stella Adadevoh will not easily be forgotten nor will government action…
46It is daunting when you have to leave your environment for some unfamiliar place, with a different culture and language; it is even more frightening when you are in poor health. For whatever it is worth, it is common practice in Nigeria these days to employ the services of an agent, who will help you…
44The National Health Act has been ten years in the making, as chronicled in this Nigeria Health Watch piece written by Felix Abraham Obi. The harmonised version was passed by both the lower and upper house of the National Assembly and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent on October 28th 2014. After nearly two months of advocacy…