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Stakeholders advocate women inclusion in leadership - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in health sector including Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos Dr. Chris Bode, have advocated for women inclusion in leadership in both in politics and work places to ensure that women occupy top positions and serve their society.
The stakeholders explained that women should be given quality
education and adequate healthcare services to enable them to get to
the top in leadership.

They made these calls at the ordinary general meeting (OGM), organized by Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in LUTH, with the theme "The role of women in leadership: Breaking the glass ceiling."

The CMD who was represented by Chairman Advisory Committee LUTH, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo said the hospital is proud about the women who work with them and doing its best to ensure that women are trained in their profession and required and relevant certificates they need to excel in their carriers.

He said organisations need to make work place environment conducive
for women as well as men, ensure there should be no discrimination
against women because women deliver almost 70 per cent services in place of work if they are given chance and responsibility to showcase their skills.

He said women should not be given responsibilities because they are
women but because of what they should bring to the table especially
women in healthcare.

He said as institution LUTH is doing its best to inculcate gender balance in the mind of its workers especially now healthcare workers pass through many stress.

“Because many health workers are leaving the country women should rest when they needed to rest as well as to balance their work life and social life because women need to work in order to get paid," he said.

Keynote speaker at the event and Convener/Chief Executive Officer
(CEO), Arise Women, Dr. Siju Iluyomade, who partnered with the
resident doctors, noted that the NGO was in the fore front during COVID-19, pandemic given vaccination free of charge to ensure that women are saved.

She explained her NGO focused more attention in ensuring that wellbeing of women is not neglected in the society irrespective of their financial status.

There was also sub-theme on "The doctors striking the delicate work-life balance."

President, ARD in LUTH Dr. Samuel Okerinde said the event was an
annual event where the association brings together stakeholders in
health sector from different part of the country to deliberate on issues affecting health workers and find way forward and lasting solutions.

Chairman Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State chapter and special 
guest of honour at the event, Dr. Benjamin Oluwatosin
Olowojobutu, said there is need for Nigeria as a nation to provide laws to ensure that there is gender quality, equity and balance in participation in order for women to grow in leadership.

He said women should be given proper mental healthcare services
especially in work place environment to ensure that they have mental health balance including quality productivity.

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