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…
- 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…
- 43The CHELD team is comprised of lawyers, doctors, health professionals, social scientists, economists, public health specialists, gender specialists, and statisticians. Each professional brings their expertise to different aspects of CHELD’s work, providing a holistic approach to health law and policy development and to the execution of the practical projects that…
- 36By Nonso Attoh (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria) (Guest blog) Approaching the main gates of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus every morning, you are confronted with the sight of ahalf-naked, elderly-looking woman sleeping next to the gutter, surrounded by a motley assortment of garbage and clutter.…