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LGHI Statement on World Cancer Day 2017

26 women die of cervical cancer every day in Nigeria and 48 million Nigerian women above 15 years are at risk of cervical cancer. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) serotypes 16 and 18 have been implicated in almost all the reported cases of cervical cancer.

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LGHI PRESIDENT NOMINATED AS WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY AMBASSADOR

The Ambassadors represent different regions around the world - each with a unique perspective. Each Ambassador will use creative storytelling techniques to uncover the realities that young people in their communities face when trying to access their sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly contraceptive information and services.

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BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN

In recognition of the high level of unmet blood needs in Nigeria, Access Bank Plc has supported the Lighthouse Global Health Initiative (LGHI) to implement a voluntary blood donation campaign in College of Education, Niger State.
Speaking during the campaign, the President, LGHI, Pharm. Adebisi Adenipekun, who is also a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, emphasised that the blood drive was in alignment with NYSC community development service, adding that the objectives were to create awareness among young people on the need to be voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors.

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LGHI at Women Deliver 4th Global Conference

As one of the 200 Women Deliver Young Leaders, the president of LGHI was at the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference which held at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Adebisi was one of the panelists on a WHO organized panel on “Young People, HPV, and Cervical Cancer” with others including Dr Flavia Bustreo (WHO), Matshidiso Rebecca (Regional Director, AFRO region, WHO), Sagri Singh (UNICEF) and Heather White (Population Services International). Also, he moderated the panel on “Engaging Youth for a Healthier Future: The NCD Perspective” where he alongside other panelists (Vivian Davis Tsu of PATH, Mychelle Farmer of Jhpiego, Marina Hilaire-Barlett of PSI/Caribbean and Bente Mikkelsen of GCM-NCD WHO) underscored the need for meaningful youth engagements in NCD campaigns.

LGHI is Advancing Adolescent Health in Nigeria

LGHI’s commitment to adolescent health and wellbeing in Nigeria led to her invitation to join the National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health and Development in Nigeria under the leadership of Prof. Adesegun Fatusi.
As a member of the technical working group, LGHI was part of the team that designed and implemented the training of more than 4,200 adolescents across 12 states in Nigeria as peer health educators; edited and approved the “National Training Manual on Peer-to-Peer Youth Health Education” that is being utilized across the country to equip adolescents on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Currently, LGHI is following up on the success of the Phase 1 of the #SaveTheCervix project which reached over 400,000 people through social media campaign on the need to vaccinate girls against HPV to prevent cervical cancer. In the Phase 2 of #SaveTheCervix project, we project to facilitate HPV vaccination for about 500 adolescents in Nigeria through a holistic and integrated approach to adolescent health and wellbeing.

Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Summit, Abuja.

LGHI president who is also a Women Deliver Young Leader was sponsored by Women Deliver to participate in the inaugural summit on accountability for RMNCAH in Nigeria. Women Deliver Young Leaders that participated in the summit hosted a well-attended panel on “Young People’s Engagement in Advocating for and Advancing RMNCAH in Nigeria”.

LGHI at the 3rd International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The President of LGHI, Adebisi Adenipekun was one of the three young Nigerians awarded full scholarship by Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health/Bill Gates Institutes to attend the 3rd International Conference on Family Planning, November 12 – 15, 2013, as emerging young leaders.
At the opening youth pre-conference, Adebisi moderated a high level panel on Pathway to Leadership which featured panelists such as Dr Marleen Temmerman (WHO Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research), Suzanne Ehlers (President and CEO of Population Action International), Wendy Baldwin (President and CEO of Population Reference Bureau). Also, during the conference Adebisi worked as a youth advocate and was one of the highly motivated young people that initiated the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning.

Report of Rural Empowerment and Health Promotion Project (REHP-PROJECT) which held on 26th July, 2014 at Isoya and Surrounding Villages, Ondo Road, Osun State, Nigeria

There is a wide disparity between the basic standard of living of developing countries which includes Nigeria and developed countries. About 67% of Nigerians are living below poverty line and according to the World Bank as of 2010, more than 50.2% of Nigerians lives in rural communities. These rural communities are usually characterized by lack of infrastructure, poorly equipped health centres or completely without healthcare facilities.

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LGHI is a non-governmental organisation committed to giving vulnerable populations opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives. Our past outreaches have benefited people living in hard-to-reach communities, adolescents, domestic workers, members of road transport workers, among others.

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