Lagos

*REPORT OF MWAN LAGOS STATE BRANCH FOR MWAN NATIONAL NEWSLETTER*

Greetings from members of the Lagos State Branch of MWAN.


*INVESTITURE OF THE 2019 – 2021 MWAN LAGOS EXECUTIVE MEMBERS*

The present MWAN Lagos Executive Members led by Prof Frances Olufunmilayo Ajose, the 22nd President, was inaugurated on the 15th November, 2019 at a well attended occasion.
The National President, Dr Minnie Oseji and the National President-elect, Dr Kemi Otolorin also graced the occasion.

The theme of the biennial conference, which held between 14th – 15th November, was ‘Advancing the Health of Nigerians in the 21st Century : Beyond the Rhetoric.

The occasion also witnessed the inauguration of her Excellency, First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu as the Matron of the association.

Below are the list of Executive members:

1.Dr Ibironke Sodeinde – President-Elect
2. Dr Temitayo Ishola – Secretary
3.Dr Folakemi Cole-Adeife – Assistant Secretary
4. Dr Yetunde Oludare – Publicity Secretary
5. Dr Temitope Omosebi -Treasurer
6. Dr Chinenyem Obasi-Obonga – Financial Secretary
7. Dr Yetunde Ayo-Oyalowo – Protocol Officer/Newsletter Editor
8.Dr Ajoke Adewole- Coordinator, Young Doctors Forum
9. Dr Genny Kalu – Welfare Secretary
10. Dr Omolara Odunsi – Internal Auditor
11. Dr Omowunmi Bakare – Immediate Past President
12. Dr Yemisi Kila – Immediate Past Secretary
13. Dr Funmi Ige – Immediate Past Treasurer.

*MEETINGS*

Since the inauguration of the present Executive, MWAN Lagos has had two (2) Executive meetings and two (2) general meetings. Both were well attended by members.

Birthday celebrants for the month of January and February were celebrated with presentation of birthday cake and customized MWAN Lagos birthday cards.

*NEC MEETING*

MWAN Lagos was ably represented by the President, Dr Funmi Ajose, President-elect, Dr Ibironke Sodeinde and the Secretary, Dr Temitayo Ishola, at the first National Executive Council meeting of our great association which held at Abia between 6th and 7th December, 2019.


*PROGRAMMES*

*MEDICAL OUTREACH*

MWAN LAGOS collaborated with Lagos State University Directorate of Advancement (LASUDA) and St Jude’s Anglican Church to organise medical and health outreaches and about 400 people were screened for Diabetes, Hypertension, Breast and Cervical cancer.

*ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE GIRL CHILD*

MWAN Lagos collaborated with the Girl’s Guild to mark the Annual International celebration of the Girl Child. Flyers on Breast Self Examination (BSA) were designed and distributed to over 1000 girls.


*INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION*

MWAN Lagos commemorated the International Women’s Day 2020 with the theme ‘#EachforEqual’ by attending a summit organized by Digital Network for Women Empowerment on 11th March, 2020.
The President, Dr Funmi Ajose gave a talk about MWAN Lagos activities and flyers on Breast Self Examination were distributed to the participants.

*MWAN LAGOS DONATED INFECTION PREVENTION MATERIALS TO LAGOS MAINLAND LGA (SIMPSON PHC)*

MWAN Lagos Executive members were at Simpson Primary Health Care Centre, which is one of the testing centres in Lagos State, on the 23rd April 2020, to donate infection prevention materials: Hand sanitizers; Liquid hand wash soap; Hand gloves; Face masks; Hypo disinfecting agents as well as Intravenous fluids as the association’s support towards COVID-19 pandemic Response in Mainland LGA.

*CONGRATULATIONS*

Prof. Elizabeth Sote, First Female Professor of Paediatric Dentistry on her retirement. She was decorated with an MWAN Sash by the President-elect, Dr Ibironke Sodeinde.

Retired Major General Omotilewa Amusu emerged President of MGHS OGA Global, Methodist Girls’ High School Old Girls Association.

*NECROLOGY*

1. Dr John Esangbedo – Spouse of Dr Dorothy Esangbedo, Past President – 20th January, 2020

2. Prof Frances Olufunmilayo Ajose – MWAN Lagos 22nd President – 26th April, 2020.

3. Dr Tosin Ajayi – MWAN Lagos Patron – 27th April, 2020.


Dr Temitayo Ishola
Secretary
MWAN Lagos.

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