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former health minister launches telehealth clinic in Kogi

A telemedicine company, Mobilhealth International, in partnership with former Nigerian Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, launched Isanlu Telehealth Clinic in Kogi State to improve access to quality healthcare for vulnerable communities.

Mobilhealth founder and UK-based doctor Funmi Adewara made this known recently via her official social media page.

Professor Lambo was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Management and Health Consultants (IMHC) and Minister of Health between 2003 and 2007. As Minister, he focused strongly on long-term health sector reform. health and good governance.

Lambo hails from Isanlu, the seat of Yagba East local government in Kogi State.

Adewara also noted that her mother is also from Isanlu.

Lambo, while thanking Adewara for his work and commitment to telemedicine in the country, described the partnership as a memorable and commendable achievement.

“The project will undoubtedly improve access to quality health care in our community, and efforts are being made to effectively engage all stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the project,” Lambo said.

Adewara noted that like many places in Nigeria, there are very few doctors and nurses in Isanlu.

She expressed optimism that the Mobihealth telemedicine platform will help thousands of people in Isanlu and other places, near and far, to quickly access quality healthcare.

While appreciating the people of Professor Lambo and Isanlu, Adewara said that it gives him joy to see this dream come true.

“The overwhelming support from the community, from medical professionals, at home and abroad, and from potential sponsors truly brought me to tears,” she said. “Never underestimate the impact of your investments, donations and support.”

She said there are many preventable diseases in the country, especially undiagnosed high blood pressure (SBP 190), tuberculosis and other medical conditions, but with telemedicine they are reaching the excluded.

She also said that Mobilhealth has established telehealth clinics in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Makurdi and Kogi which they are expanding to other Nigerian states and African countries.

Adewara added that the Mobihealth Consult app is accessible nationwide, 24/7.

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