Lagos State University College of Medicine’s (LASUCOM) Provost, Prof. Babatunde Solagberu, has advocated the creation of the Institute of Women and Child Health. He made this suggestion when members of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, (MWAN) Lagos chapter visited him.

The Provost, who noted that LASUCOM can be a base for the association, urged the members to remain focused. Solagberu said: “Remain focused on women and children and don’t be apologetic, because indirectly, men are also taken care of because the women are his wife, daughter, sister, mother and aunt. “Men love these women in their lives. You have the support of this College for it is looking outward, by embarking on an endowment fund. I urge this association to look beyond just outreach programmes and take advantage of the idea of creating of this institute in the College so as to form a stronger collaboration.”

President Elect Dr. Mrs Omowunmi Bakare, a consultant and lecturer in the department of community health and primary health care of the college said the association is passionate about the issues bordering on women and children and has always developed programmes that would impact their lives. She said that the organization partners with state ministries and non-governmental organizations. She said the Medical women association and LASUCOM are currently partnering on a massice cancer screening programme for women.

Author: Ope Adedeji