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Lagos CBOs extend outreach to private schools on ATM - ITREALMS

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Some Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) have started to extend their advocacy outreach for improved health sector to private schools in Lagos on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM)-related, reports 
Group photo of participants at the October Coordinating Meeting
Confirming this to 
ITREALMS, after the October Coordinating Meeting of ATM in Lagos, the Lagos State Advocacy Team (SAT) lead, Mrs. Bunmi Tejumola said that some members of the team have in recently extended in the Isheri part of the state.

Tejumola in the company of TB Network coordinator, Mrs. Ifelunwa Aipoh, said at least two private schools' proprietors have been approached by member CBOs to assist the Isheri Primary Health Centre.

Although she did not disclose the names of the schools but expressed excitement over the extension of the hands of followship to private sector which promises to be useful in the coming months.

Stressing that some of these private school owners have promised to assist in sorting out some challenges of the Isheri PHC after listening to their team.

She also enjoined members to scale up their timely report so as to improve on the processes of quality health care delivery in Lagos State.

Some of the issues brought before the October meeting of the group, specifically for fueling of generating set, lack of adequate chairs and bench for patients, beds at the wards.

She further noted the importance for tiling of the floors of Isheri PHC so as to make the environment more welcoming for patients, as well as availability of AntiRetroViral (ARV).
"HIV-AIDS services are needed, especially for test and drugs at Isheri PHC," she said.

Antiretroviral, she said is a drug used to prevent a retrovirus, such as HIV, from replicating.


ITREALMS recalls that the ATM coalition includes the Association of Civil Societies on Malaria, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN), TB Network, Network of Persons With HIV-AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN).
a cross section at the October Coordinating Meeting of ATM in Lagos
In attendance at the October meeting, ITREALMS gathered, were Executive Directors of 15 CBOs, the three ATM Coordinators, representatives of traditional rulers, religious leaders, media as well as the State Programme Officer, Ms Tope James.

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