Coordinating the supply of healthcare items to DRC field offices in Northeast, Nigeria

With funding from the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), we are supporting national efforts to combat COVID-19 by supplying non-pharmaceutical and non-health commodities to frontline health workers in the most vulnerable parts of Adamawa and Borno States. With the use of our vehicles of various capacities ranging from 2Tons to 20Tons, we have managed the delivery of high volumes of these items using effective and efficient cluster routing plans for distribution.  Our effective delivery of healthcare items is significantly contributing to improved quality of life and health profiles of internally displaced people and refugees located at various camps in north-eastern Nigeria. In collaboration with 360 HSDI, we intend to continue playing critical roles in the humanitarian sphere, whilst, driving positive health outcomes among the most vulnerable.

Independent monitoring of school-based deworming programme

On our Independent monitoring of the school-based deworming programme, with funding from Evidence Action. We monitored school-based deworming program across Lagos that was projected to reach over 1.4 million children and enforcing effective monitoring and evaluation of the deworming and program processes to be carried out. Beginning in March 2021, over 50 consultants of Idmibok International have received training on how to maintain high quality data collection skills, which were utilized across the LGA’s Training days, and main Deworming Day. WHO research indicates that deworming programmes reduce school absenteeism and is one of the most cost-effective means to increasing school participation. “A significant body of evidence shows that deworming works to improve children’s health, well-being, education, and long-term economic future”. (WHO – 2016). We further facilitated a series of pre-and post-intervention, repeat cross-sectional surveys in a representative, stratified, two-stage sample of schools across Lagos State.

School-age children, including headteachers, frontline health workers, and parents of enrolled and non-enrolled children were interviewed on their acceptance and level of receptiveness to the Deworming programme. Post-MDA surveys were conducted with over 1,245 households interviewed within Apapa and Ibeju Lekki LGAs of Lagos State. Children are now reported to be more attentive in their classes and living an overall greater quality of life as a result of the DtW initiative.  Ten high burden Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Lagos State were targeted for deworming with over 100 schools randomly sampled and monitored for Deworming and Post-Deworming activities.

Buhari appoints Oyebode Oyetunde as Nigeria’s ED at AfDB

Congratulations!! to one of our own – board member at Idimbok International, Bode Oyetunde is now the Executive Director for Nigeria at the African Development Bank. We look forward to new opportunities for him to continue supporting Nigeria across all sectors including the public health space.

Our board member Dr. Oyetunde, a sound legal, financial, and tax developmental expert trained in the United Kingdom and has held very high positions for Standard Bank (Stanbic) and KPMG. Recently and currently, he works with the presidency in Nigeria in an advisory position. He also advising Idimbok international in his areas of expertise as well as inputs about how to survive the current environmental challenges in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Oyebode Oyetunde as Executive Director for Nigeria at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

Before the appointment, Oyetunde was Senior Special Assistant to the President on Finance and Fiscal Policy as well as Legal Matters in the Office of the Chief of Staff to President. He was also Special Adviser (Fiscal Policy) to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

”Oyetunde, a Fiscal/Development expert, is a Ph.D graduate of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and has a Law and Accounting Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

According to the presidential aide, Oyetunde is taking over from Dr. Bright Okogu whose tenure will come to an end at the bank on May 15, 2021, having served as a two-time Executive Director.

” The position of the Executive Director in AfDB is strategic as it affords Nigeria the opportunity to be in the forefront when key policy decisions are taken regarding the African region, “Dr. Oyetunde is one of the functionaries who worked assiduously for the finalization of the Federal Budgets and the Finance Bills among others. He has the competence, experience and pedigree to fit into the office.”

Reference

https://guardian.ng/news/buhari-appoints-oyebode-oyetunde-as-nigerias-ed-at-afdb/

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