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Governor Sanwo Olu Makes Drastic Development in the Health Sector of Lagos

In just two years of rulership, Gov. Sanwo Olu has transformed the health sector of Lagos State.

Here’s a list of the achievement of Gov. Sanwo Olu

On the Infrastructural Development, he recently Commissioned the following projects:

  • Maternal, Childcare Centre (MCC) in Badagry.
  • Upgrade of School of Anesthesia, Badagry
  • Maternal, Childcare Centre, Epe
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences (LASUCOM)

Major Ongoing initiatives:

  • Construction of 280 bed General Hospital, Ojo
  • Construction of the New Massey Children’s Hospital
  • Renovation of Ebute Metta Health Center
  • Construction and equipping of Psychiatric Hospital, Majidun/Ketu/Ejinrin
  • Renovation of Harvey Road Health Center
  • Renovation of General Hospital, Isolo
  • Upgrading of General Hospital, Odan

On Training :

  • 60 Midwives got Advanced Live Saving Skills Training
  • 400 Nurses/Midwives got trained Mobile Learning Application Devices
  • Capacity Building for Primary and Secondary Facilities on Integrated Management of Childhood illnesses

More on Training:

  • 944 Workers (consultants, pharmacists, etc were recruited to improve Service Delivery and meet the health needs of Lagosians
  • 500 personnel trained on Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • 200 personnel trained on Advanced Cardiac Center Life Support (ACLS)
  • 50 Medical Officers admitted into Residency training for family Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • 10 Medical officers commenced a fully sponsored training in Anesthesia at Badagry
  • 35 nurses granted approval for training in A & E

On E-Health :

  • Lagos was the FIRST Govt Agency in Nigeria certified to manage sensitive personal data from NDPR in compliance with @NITDANigeria and trained 500 Healthcare Professionals on Data Protection & Governance
  • Launch of ILERA EKO Health Scheme to target 1 million Households
  • Launch of N50m Sexual Violence Intervention Fund for victims of Sexual Violence @DSVRT
  • Setting aside 1% of the State Consolidated revenue as equity fund contribution for vulnerable.


  • Training of 64 Ambulance Personnel on Basic Life Support
  • Training of 50 drivers on First Aid in April 2021 by Trauma Care Foundation
  • Construction of 7 more Ambulance points
  • Procurement of 7 MICU Ambulances


  • Launch of the Lagos State Wellness Center For State employees
  • Construction of a 500-bed Psychiatric Hospital (process ongoing)
  • Launch of Lagos Lifeline for Mental health support

Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (@LSACA_NG)

  • Empowerment of SMEs (barbers, cosmetologists) with 1500 sterilizing kits for HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Sensitization of 50 private sector Organizations HR Managers on HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy
  • Sensitization of 200 visually/hearing impaired persons on HIV Protection
  • Empowerment of members of the Network of People living with HIV (NEPWHAN), Lagos State Chapter with sewing machines.
  • Opening of Idera Sexual Assault Center (SARC) to provide support for victims of Sexual Violence
  • Establishment of 2 young mums hospital at Ikorodu & Mushin to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality from Teenage Pregnancy

Several interventions and support for Lagos residents on:

  • World Sight Day
  • World Glaucoma Day
  • Cancer Control Programme
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Launch of 3 Mobile Chest X-Ray FREE Screening for communities.


  • Over 200,000 vaccinated
  • State by State Analysis (Lagos has vaccinated the highest)
  • Vaccination according to LGA (Eti Osa is the highest)
  • Adverse Effects Analysis 4,187 Health facilities are registered with the Agency
  • 143 sealed for several non-compliance reasons
  • Sensitization Workshop for 1, 372 health facilities on Infection Prevention & Control

Traditional Medicine Board:

  • Rehabilitation of Medical Plant Garden, Idera Epe
  • Enrollment of over 2000 Herbal Products Sellers
  • Inauguration of a 67 member Taskforce for monitoring
  • Mandatory training for Traditional Medical Practitioners
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