DO YOUNG AND HEALTHY LAGOSIANS NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?

In the twilight of his administration, former Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, signed the law establishing the Lagos State Health Scheme into Law. This law made it compulsory for all residents of Lagos state (irrespective of age, sex, social, economic or health status) to have a type of health insurance. Health insurance…
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FINANCING YOUR CHILDBIRTH THROUGH ILERA EKO

Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest rate of maternal mortality globally1. The major factor that has attributed to this high rate of maternal mortality is poverty2, which has continually worsened by the increased cost of commodities and healthcare costs in the country3. Financial expenses incurred during pregnancy have therefore become a major…
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WITH ILERA EKO, YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SPEND SO MUCH TO TREAT MALARIA

According to the WHO, a child is lost every two minutes due to malaria. Almost a quarter of these deaths occur in Nigeria, with an estimated 96,000 deaths annually. Although Lagos state has the lowest prevalence of malaria in the country, the Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) is working to reduce this prevalence and improve other health indices in the state by tackling one of the major barriers to healthcare – out of pocket payment at the point of care.
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LAGOS LAUNCHES ILERA EKO CAMPAIGN

In a bid to create more awareness and sensitization on the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has launched ‘Ilera Eko’ campaign to achieve a universal health coverage for all Lagosians.
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