Health & Environment Committee
Dr. Tolani Oduwole (Chairman)
Dr. A. Adeleke Adedoyin
Prof. Sola Sonubi
Prof. O. O. Dada
Mrs. O. O. Odusoga
Dr. Dayo Ogunlaja
Eng. Prince Bayo Osiberu
Alhaji S. O. Bakare
The Sub Committee had a fruitful year full of events and achievements There was an Eye Test outreach with collaboration with the Eye Foundation. This involved the screening and treatment of the public in Sagamu. There were members of the Community who needed Cataract extraction and they were screened and operated by the Eye Foundation. The cost of surgery was subsidized and 50 such cases were paid for by RIDSCo.
The Sagamu Community Centre is a Non Governmental Organization that support, people living with HIV/AIDS. Some of the vulnerable children and orphans are supported by the Sagamu Community Centre. This Committee is supporting the scheme to give succor to the orphans.
In furtherance of our concern about environmental hygiene and care of the environment, we purchased implements to support the efforts of the Youths in this endeavour. Shovels, wheel barrows, rakes, reflective jackets were purchased to enable Sagamu Youths participate effectively in this exercise. We also did landscaping of the frontage of the Akarigbo Palace. This is in furtherance of our Green Sagamu Project. It was a delight to see the beautiful greenery during the 25th Anniversary Coronation Ceremonies. The project is ongoing and we are looking forward to an impressive outcome that we will be proud of.
We took a detailed study of the needs of the infrastructure and operational needs of the Legacy Primary Health Centre, Isale Oko. This is part of our effort at upgrading the services of Primary Health Centres. We have done Makun Primary Health Centre, the New PHC at Awolowo Market, Ajaka and now the Legacy PHC, Isale Oko. The entire facility was redesigned to the specification of the Medical officer of Health, Sagamu Local Government. The waiting area, Consulting rooms, Delivery rooms, Kitchen, Toilets, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Staff Offices were remodeled. An inverter was also purchased to support the energy needs of the Health Centre, especially at night.
We report with joy that we have succeeded in negotiating an arrangement with the Eye Foundation whereby a Vision Room is created in the Legacy Health Centre, Isale Oko, Sagamu where tests are conducted at affordable fee.
It has been a very productive and fruitful year under review in this sector
It is with great pleasure we report our activities in the year 2013/2014
The Committee continues to make modest impact in support of the Primary Health Centres.
- Renovation to the Physical Structure of the Makun Primary Health Centre with the remodelling of the entire physical structure such that simple surgeries can now be performed there.
- Medical equipment and consumables were also supplied.
- The SCDC donated medical equipment to the new Primary Health Centre in Ajaka.
- Renovation of the Clinic within the Sagamu Prisons and donated drugs and basic equipment to alleviate the care of the inmate.
- Clinic furniture was also donated.
- A Refractometer was also donated to the Eye Clinic of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu. The Refractometer has gone a long way in enhancing diagnosis and care of our population attending the Eye Clinic.
- Training program in Safe Motherhood for staff and care givers of all the Primary Health Centres in the Local Government. This was well received and has impacted in extending current best practices in safe motherhood to our Health Centres.
- Consultations with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority leadership in order to help in fashioning our Waste Management initiative. In order to execute this programme, ongoing consultations are on with the Sagamu Local Government so that the necessary Waste Management can be enacted.
The highlights of projected plans for 2012/2013 are as follows:
- Community based safe Motherhood Initiatives
- Resources for 22 Primary Health Centres (PHC)
- Community enlightenment and Intervention on Non Communicable Diseases
- THE ‘Green Sagamu’ Project for the construction of Parks, Gardens and Horticultural Initiative
- Provision of medical equipment and consumables for 22 PHCs.
- Ita-Oba Palace grounds were provided with greens/flowers and decorative plants, surrounded by Kebs and protective grills
- Environmental monitoring for pollution were encouraged along with National Environmental standards Regulatory and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) for best International practices by all industrial concerns
- Safe motherhood initiative strategies to improve maternal and juvenile health, infant welfare and nutritional status.
- Safety Awareness Training for Okada Riders was conducted by Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
The sectoral allocation is 12.5% of total budget
2011 – 2012
The highlights of the Plan of Action are as follows:
- Public Enlightenment on Health and Environmental best practices
- Effective management of Domestic Waste
- Strengthening of Primary Health Centres
- Advocacy, Monitoring and support of Secondary and Tertiary Health Institutions
- Advocacy, Monitoring and Enhancement of enhanced care delivery in Private Health facilities
- Implementation of strategies to reduce road traffic accidents in the Communty.
- Primary Health Centres: The Committee succeeded in identifying the needs of eight Primary Health Centres within Sagamu Local Government Area. These are Sabo, Makun, Ode-Lemo, Ewu-Oliwo, Likosi, Ogijo and Emuren Primary Health Centres. Medical equipment and consumables were purchased and distributed to these health centres.
- Reduction of Road Traffic Accidents: The Committee engaged the Unions of Okada riders in planning a three day training and awareness programme in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). This exercise was done on one day per week over three weeks. Lectures were given in three Nigerian languages to the Okada riders, fliers were also distributed for awareness of safety issues. Also educative films were shown to them on projector by instructors.
- Public Enlightenment on Health Issues: In consonance with the Committee’s Plan of Action, it partnered the Medical Students of Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Sagamu in Health Awareness Outreach during their 2012 Health week through the printing of educative materials, supply of screening materials for Diabetes and Hypertension as well as logistics support. Screening was done in six location mainly markets and the population was quite happy with the exercise.
- Environment: The Committee has earmarked 2012 as ‘Green Sagamu Year’ with an emphasis on a healthy environment for the community. To this end, the Committee has begun interactions with the National Environmental Standards Regulatory Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in efforts to ensure safe disposal of illicit goods confiscated by NAFDAC and Nigerian customs, at Oke-Diya. on-going plans also include the development of parks and gardens as well as partnering with the Sagamu Local Government in safe domestic refuse disposal.
The sectoral allocation is 10% of the total budget.