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FREE MEDICAL MISSIONS

FREE MEDICAL MISSIONS
INTRODUCTION
Geographically, Lagos State is the smallest state in Nigeria but paradoxically it has one of the fastest growing populations in Nigeria. This fact has inadvertently increased the disease burden of the people of Lagos. According to the Alma-Ata declaration, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity. Good health is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world-wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector.
The challenge therefore for the government has been to continuously find ways of improving the health status of the ever increasing population. The plan for achieving this was based on the Health Policy Thrusts.
One of the strategies adopted by government is the organization of free medical missions to compliment the normal health delivery services in the state. These are specifically designed to address pressing health issues of the rural communities in the state, in line with the Free Health policy of the government.
BENEFICIARIES
The target population of the free medical missions comprises members of the rural communities in the three senatorial districts of the state and this includes the elderly, children, pregnant women etc with pressing medical and surgical problems, especially those who are poor and cannot afford the cost of Medicare.
SCOPE
Services rendered during the mission include:
1. General consultation and free medications, including nutritional assessment of the children
2. General basic / uncomplicated surgeries
3. Basic, uncomplicated Obstetrics / Gynecological surgeries
4. Simple dental procedures
5. Eye Consultation and Screening with provision of glasses)
6. Eye surgeries (cataract extraction with intra ocular lens implantation, glaucoma surgery and Pteryguim excision etc)
7. Hypertension & Diabetes screening

BENEFITS
These include:
• Another way of reducing the morbidity and mortality figures in the state.
• Capacity building for the health work force
• Fulfilment of one of the cardinal programs of the present administration, thus increasing its acceptability by the rural community.
• It may also encourage other governments and non-governmental organizations to integrate their programs in a similar fashion.

OPERATIONAL MODALITIES
The free medical mission is planned for residents of the local government visited to ensure equity. Medical personnel, drugs and consumables and other logistics are provided by the Lagos State Government.

DATA ON MEDICAL MISSIONS IN LAGOS STATE FROM JANUARY 2011 TO MAY 2015.

ACTIVITY ACHIEVEMENT 2009 ACHIEVEMENT 2010 ACHIEVEMENT 2011 ACHIEVEMENT 2012 ACHIEVEMENT 2013 ACHIEVEMENT 2014 ACHIEVEMENT JAN-MAY 2015
MEDICAL MISSION Mushin LGA (Feb. 9-13),
GOPD: 11,856
DENTAL: 724
GEN SURGERY/OBS:210
AJEROMI IFELODUN LGA
June( 15- 19)
GOPD: 27,061
DENTAL:336
GEN. SURGERY/OBS: 148
ETI-OSA EAST LGA
(SEPT 28- OCT 2)
GOPD:28,650
DENTAL:690
GEN. SURGERY/ OBS: 179 AGEGE LGA (Jan. 25-29),
GOPD:29,663
DENTAL:810
GEN.SURGERY/OBS: 219

SURULERE LGA (April 12-16)
GOPD: 21,070
DENTAL: 810
GEN.SURGERY/ OBS: 122
OSHODI / ISOLO LGA (FEB 21-25)
GOPD: 20,640
DENTAL:836
SURGERY:97

APAPA LGA
(MARCH 7- 13)
GOPD:28,645
DENTAL:768
SURGERY:113

SOMOLU LGA
(MARCH 21-25)
GOPD:39,041
DENTAL:1141
SURGERY:155 KOSOFE LGA(May 9-15),
GOPD:12,156
DENTAL:1953
SURGERY:106
EYE UNIT: 2,728

ZENITH PHC,
(OCT 8-12)
GOPD:876
DENTAL:98
EYE UNIT:453

IGA OSOLO OF ISOLO,
GOPD:1067
DENTAL:124
EYE UNIT: 356

IKORODU,
GOPD 558
DENTAL:72
EYE UNIT;125

EJIRIN PZ COMPLEX,
GOPD:1264
DENTAL:134
EYE UNIT:341

AGBOWA PHC
(Oct. 8-12)
GOPD:1308
DENTAL:121
EYE UNIT:405 AYOBO-IPAJA LGA
(FEB 25- MAR 1)
(MARCH 7- 8)
GOPD:17,346
DENTAL:2689
SURGERY:232
EYE UNIT:4317

BADAGRY LGA
(DEC 9-13)
GOPD:9344
DENTAL:1056
SURGERY:104
EYE UNIT:1381
OJODU LCDA.
(MARCH 17-21)
GOPD:12159
DENTAL:1271
SURGERY112
EYE UNIT:3044 MEGA RALLY TO IKEJA AND IKORODU
(MARCH 14TH, 16TH & 17TH).
GOPD: 15,497
DENTAL: 662
SURGERY:33

APC PRESIDENTIAL RALLY
(JAN 30)
GOPD:696
EMERGENCY:102
ROUTINE CHECK UP- 594

IBEJU LEKKI LCDA
(MAY 13 – 17)
GOPD:10644
DENTAL:547
EYE UNIT: 1597

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