Health expert says preventive healthcare cost effective

November 18, 2022
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Pharmacist Folashade Lawal has bolstered access to preventive healthcare through the establishment of Victory Vaccine Clinic in FESTAC Town Lagos.

According to Lawal preventive approach to healthcare issues is more cost effective than curative approach.

The unprecedented initiative was launched officially in Festac Town on Wednesday, 16th November 2022 by Pharm.D Lawal a Fellow of Pharmaceuticals Society of Nigeria.

Speaking on the importance of the initiative, Lawal said that; “this special clinic was set up to promote the convenient use of vaccines for preventable diseases, preventive approach to healthcare issues is more cost effective than curative approach.

“It is the quest for preventive care in medical practices that led me to set up the Victory Vaccine Clinic,” Lawal said.

Mrs Ayodele Iroko, the Deputy Chief of Party TB LON 3 in Nigeria who chaired the official opening of the initiative to the public at Rockview Hotel, emphasized the need to have novel ideas in promoting quality healthcare in Nigeria.

According to Iroko, the right information at the level of the household is a precursor to quality healthcare. So vaccine education becomes a necessity for every household.

“It is true that a lot of unfathomable myths have discouraged the use of vaccines amongst Nigerians. So this enlightenment became very expedient,” Mrs.Iroko said.
One of the resource persons at the launch, Mr. Victor Erukunuakpor sensitized the audience on the vast benefits of taking vaccines.

“As you will know, there are many benefits to vaccination – some more obvious than others.

“Individual health benefits are clearly given, that immunisation saves three million lives and protects 750,000 children from disability each year.

“But others may not be as obvious such as economic benefits, medical costs avoided, knock-on societal benefits and a link in here again with the benefits that all this can bring to the individual in forms other than pure health protection.”

The event also created an avenue for encouraging health professionals to partner with Victory Vaccine Clinic, through patients referral in order to achieve the ultimate goal of reducing mortality rates related to vaccine preventable diseases.

Opinion Leaders, Community leaders, Social Influencers, Healthcare Professionals, Clergies, Educationists, Entrepreneurs, and Government Officials also graced the unveiling of the initiative in Lagos.

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