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Introducing Vitalyti Africa: Redefining Healthcare Access and Delivery services in Nigeria

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Vitalyti Africa, a game-changing and innovative brand, is making its mark in the healthcarge landscape with a mission to assist diasporans in obtaining optimal healthcare for their parents in Nigeria.

With a unique drive for a seamless delivery of an all-inclusive health and wellness system, Vitalyti Africa aims to bridge gaps in healthcare services, by transforming the way individuals, especially the aged, in Nigeria access and experience healthcare.

Recognising the urgent need to provide access to comprehensive healthcare for diasporans with aging
parents in Nigeria, Vitalyti Africa has developed a groundbreaking platform that offers personalised
digital healthcare solutions tailored to individual to secure top-notch healthcare services for their loved
ones back home. By partnering with a diverse network of healthcare providers, the brand ensures that
users have access to a wide range of medical services, from health insurance plans, remote care
management, specialised treatments, to medication delivery.

Vitalyti Africa envisions a future where healthcare disparities are
eradicated and everyone can enjoy a healthier life.

With Vitalyti Africa’s visionary mission to enhance healthcare accessibility for diasporans’ parents in Nigeria, the brand is poised !to improve the healthcare landscape, offering not just medical services, but a promise of improved quality of life and peace of mind for families separated by oceans and continents.

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Governor AbdulRazaq Procures Ultrasound, Electrophoresis Machines For Kwara Hospitals

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has procured Ultrasound machines and Electrophoresis machines for more State-owned hospitals.

The purchases were based on the requests made by the Chief Medical Directors of these hospitals after a thorough needs assessment by the management of Kwara State Hospitals Management Board (KWHMB).

The hospitals that benefitted from the ongoing procurement are:

  1. Ogidi: One Ultrasound machine and its UPS
  2. ⁠Sobi Specialist: Two Ultrasound machines and 2 UPS.
  3. ⁠Children’s Specialist: Four Electrophoresis machines.
  4. Iloffa: Six mackintosh matresses

These facilities have now added more services to what the hospitals presently offer.

Executive Secretary of KWHMB, Dr. Abdulraheem Malik appreciate the Governor’s leadership and commitment to the improvement of healthcare service delivery system across the State.

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Reddington Hospital Appoints  Team of  Specialist  Consultants to boost service delivery.  

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In order to improve patient care and enhance excellent service delivery, Reddington Hospital, Lagos, has announced some key appointments across medical specialties.  Dr Abiodun Osibamowo, a United States of America-trained Consultant Internal Medicine Physician has been announced as the Medical Director.  It also appointed Dr  Taoreed Azeez, Clinical Director, Reddington  Hospital,Victoria Island. Joining the Group also as Clinical Director, Reddington Hospital, Lekki  is Dr  Olusesan Adebayo, an ex-Chevron Consultant General Physician. 

In the team also are   Dr. Faith Ekpekurede, Group Director, Emergency Medicine Services and  Dr Joy Oshun,  as the non-invasive Cardiology Lead.

In a press statement in Lagos.  Dr Olutunde Lalude, the Group Medical Director of Reddington Hospital said the fresh appointments were in line with the hospital’s vision of attracting the best Nigerian medical personnel abroad to use their expertise and knowledge to serve Nigeria and deepen the practice of medicine across specialties.  

Dr. Lalude  said the appointments were  further evidence of Reddington Hospital’s continued commitment to arresting outward medical tourism, reversing the brain-drain and improving standards of care. “These goals are accompanied by a determination to make top quality healthcare affordable and creating employment opportunities to bring significant socio-economic value to Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole”, Lalude said.

The Reddington Hospital became the first private, independent hospital to be awarded International Quality Accreditation in 2013 and has been reaccredited on three occasions since then and remains internationally accredited to this day. The hospital has also earned a reputation for being in the vanguard of medical breakthroughs and pioneering firsts in healthcare in Nigeria.

DR ABIODUN OSIBAMOWODr Abiodun Osibamowo, Consultant Physician and Medical Director Reddington Multispecialist Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos graduated in 1984 from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin-City, Edo State with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB;BS) degree.After one year of internship and then completion of the NYSC program, he worked as a Medical Officer serving several Lagos hospitals. He relocated to the United Kingdom in 1989 to develop his career and then relocated to the USA in pursuit of a postgraduate degree. He started his residency in Internal Medicine at Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, USA in 1995 and graduated in 1998 with an MD (Doctor of Medicine). A year later he passed the American Board of Internal Medicine examination.He worked at Parkland Hospital System from 2000 until 2010, and then various clinics and urgent care centres (PrimaCare) in the Dallas Metroplex area. In December 2014 he relocated to Nigeria.In 2015, he worked at Saint Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, as Consultant Physician (Internal Medicine) until December 2019, and then at Reddington Multispecialist Hospital, Victoria Island in 2020 to 2021. He relocated to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in August 2021 and worked with RNZ Occupational Hospital as the Consultant Physician, Head of Department of Medicine and Associate Medical Director(AMD) till December 2023. He relocated back to Lagos and started working again with Reddington Multispecialist Hospital as Consultant Physician/Medical Director and Head Department of Medicine. Dr Osibamowo is married with three children.DR FAITH EKPEKUREDEDr Faith Ekpekurede is an Accident and Emergency Physician trained in Ireland and the UK with around 15 years of experience in Emergency Medicine and over 30 years experience in Medical Practice..She is a Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine UK. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation Education from the Harvard Centre for Medical Simulation as a Healthcare Simulation Instructor. Dr Ekpekurede is a Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management UK certified as a Stress Management Trainer. She is also a Member of the American Heart association Instructor Network and the Life Support Faculty in Nigeria as a Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Paediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor. She is a Member of the Nigerian Faculty for the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course as an Instructor. She is currently the Group Director Emergency Medicine and Ambulance Services, and Group Lead for Resuscitation Science for Reddington Hospital.DR JOY OSHUNDr Joy Oshun is a Consultant Cardiologist. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Benin, Benin City in Nigeria in 2003 and embarked on her postgraduate training in internal medicine and Cardiology at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos state. She obtained her Fellowship with the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 2012.She is a member of the Nigerian Cardiac Society and the European Society of Cardiology. Her professional journey includes training at the Cardiology division of Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and in 2023, she became the first West African recipient of the cardiovascular imaging training award by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. She is an advocate for an increase in clinical research, training and development of healthcare professionals and improved quality of care of patients with cardiovascular disease in Nigeria. DR. TAOREED ADEGOKE AZEEZDr. Taoreed Adegoke Azeez is a Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist at the Reddington Multi-Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos. He also serves as the Clinical Director. He obtained his MBChB degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 2009, following which he did his one-year internship at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.A person in a suit and tieDescription automatically generatedHe did a residency training in Internal Medicine, sub specializing in Endocrinology, at the University college Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, after which he became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 2020.Dr. Azeez had a Masters’ degree in Human Physiology at the Obafemi Awolowo University and an MBA degree at the University of the People, USA. He has equally done certificate courses in diabetes care at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and the University of Leicester, UnitedKingdom. He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON), Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) and the Society for Endocrinology, United Kingdom. He has published over 50 research papers in local and international journals. He is married with children.

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Kwara opens new health insurance office in southern axis for improved access

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  • FG, monarchs, others hail investments in health sector
  • New office to serve Irepodun, Isin, Oke-Ero, Ekiti LGs: Health Insurance Chief

Kwara State Health Insurance Agency (KW-HIA) on Tuesday inaugurated another regional office in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area, to improve the access of Kwara southerners to affordable and quality healthcare services.

Located inside the General Hospital Omu-Aran, the office is 4th in the series, after siting in Offa, Edu, and Kaiama local governments of the state.

At the commissioning ceremony on Tuesday, the Kwara First Lady, Amb Mrs Olufolake AbdulRazaq, said the newly opened regional office of the agency will relieve the affected people of the pain from traveling down to Ilorin to get enrolled under the scheme.

“The opening of the Kwara South Senatorial District Hub of the Kwara Health Insurance Agency at the General Hospital, Omu-Aran will enhance the healthcare delivery system in the Senatorial District as our people will no longer have to travel a long distance to access cheap, effective and efficient healthcare services,” she said.

AbdulRazaq, who spoke through Mrs Esther Olufolake Oyinloye, wife of the TIC Chairman, Irepodun local government, enjoined the people of Omu-Aran and its environs to avail themselves the opportunity of free healthcare to enrich their health status.

She applauded the government for its pro-masses policies and programmes, including how it is taking bold steps to increase the beneficiaries of the health insurance programme.

In attendance were the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Jide Ashonibare; his counterparts for Irepodun, Jide Oyinloye; for Ekiti, Kehinde Bayode; for Isin, Tunde Fadipe; and Victor Yusuf of Oke-Ero; State Commissioner for Health Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajia Nike Hafsat Ibrahim; Executive Secretary of Kwara State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter; State Coordinator for National Health Insurance Agency (NHIA), Hajia Idayat Bello; royal fathers, including the Olupo of Ajase-ipo and Chairman, Irepodun Traditional Council, Oba Ismail Yahaya Alebiosu; Olomu of Omu-Aran Oba AbdulRaheem Adeoti; and Dr. Jimoh Ajisafe, the CEO Ajisafe Hospital in Omu-Aran; among other dignitaries.

Dr El-Imam, in her goodwill message, said the event signifies another crucial moment in the journey towards ensuring accessible and quality healthcare delivery for all Kwarans.

She said the KWHIA is bridging the gap in healthcare access, improving outcomes, and ensuring financial protection for the people, praising the Agency for expanding health insurance coverage across the three senatorial districts.

Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter, for her part, described social health insurance as the only financing vehicle available to subsidize health services for all segments of the population regardless of their socio-economic status.

“Today, we are here and excited to officially open the 4th office in the state in the historic town of Omu Aran in Irepodun LGA. This office will serve residents of Irepodun, Isin, Oke Ero, and Ekiti LGAs of the state,” she said, adding that Baruten LG will also get the insurance office soon.

“These regional offices will provide the same services to the people in these catchment areas, just as we would provide from our office in Ilorin. At these regional offices, potential beneficiaries can register for health insurance, enroll, make inquiries, address complaints and concerns, and offer many more services”.

State Coordinator, National Health Insurance Authority, Hajia Idayat Bello, appreciated the Governor’s investments in the health sector and pledged continued support to the administration to ensure that no one is left behind in the drive for universal health coverage.

Oba Alebiosu, in his remarks, said the scheme showed the Governor’s passion for the welfare of rural dwellers and the less privileged, describing it as a life-saving project.

The First Class monarch commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the health intervention and urged beneficiaries to enroll in the programme to improve their health conditions.

“On behalf of traditional institutions in this region, I want to thank His Excellency for bringing this laudable programme down to the rural areas. This will save the lives of so many people who may have to travel to the state capital. So, it is really worthy of commendation”, he said, requesting the health insurance agency to do more on public sensitisation to achieve massive enrollment.

He also appreciated AbdulRazaq for graciously approving the construction of many road projects in the Southern and other parts of the state under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), saying that further speaks to how the government is committed to growing critical infrastructure.

TIC Chairman for Irepodun LG, Hon. Jide Oyinloye, said Kwara South is very lucky to have a listening Governor, who he noted, has been friendly to the southerners, and encouraged the people to make good use of the hub.

Bashirat Usman, a nursing mother and existing beneficiary of the scheme at the General Hospital Omu-Aran, testified that she got proper antenatal care and is still getting free treatment, thanking the government for giving her that opportunity.

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