The 21st of May was a memorable day for the students of Ogun State as the ministry of health launched its School Health Cadet program.
The School Health Cadets involves cross section of secondary school students from across Ogun State.
Their responsibility is to create a health conscious Community through their various activities in their schools and respective communities.
The Nigeria Diabetes Community partnered with the ministry of health to train the students on Diabetes education and Advocacy with the aim of creating adequate diabetes awareness at community level.
The Honorable Commissioner for Health Dr. Olaokun Soyinka charged the children to be health ambassadors in their communities creating passionate change that will make the communities a safer environment and healthier.
Among distinguished guests present at the launch are the representatives from Ogun State ministry of education, Dangote Groups, Talabi Diabetes Center, Unity Bank, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals and The Nigeria Diabetes Community .
A team of 10 participants to include students, a school teacher and school health worker from 10 schools across the 3 geographical zones in the states were trained.
It is expected that the team will translate the knowledge acquired during the training to their colleagues at school and their respective communities.
Followup on their activities will be done through the school health unit of the department of public health.
Our Profound Gratitude goes to everyone who has supported this program and made it a reality most especially the sponsors of the diabeducation project:
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals
Mr Olumuyiwa Talabi – Talabi Diabetes Center
Dr Gbadebo Saba – Owokoniran Memorial Hospital
Dr Dunni Osofisan
Dr Okubenna Oladunni
Dr Tosin Ojo
Alhaja R.O Balogun