The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has gone a notch higher in the provision of excellent healthcare services for people living with HIV and AIDS.
Detailed programmes are currently been put in place to expand the scope of services in partnership with United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to turn the tide and achieve epidemic control of HIV and AIDS.
On this premise, the United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has directed APIN Health Initiatives to hand over PEPFAR supported sites, including LASUTH’s, to Centre for Integrated Health Program (CIHP) with effect from October 1st, 2019.
While welcoming the APIN and CIHP teams, the Chief Medical Director, Prof Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo assured the team of continued support from LASUTH.
He said “we promise our unequivocal support to this cause as it will enable us to better cater for patients in Lagos and beyond, and gear us towards reaching our goal which is to become a quaternary health institution.
The Branch Chief Care & Treatment US CDC, Dr. Dennis Onotu introduced the APIN team and the new CDC implementing partner, CIHP while also appreciating the support and collaboration with LASUTH all through the years.
He also made a plea to LASUTH on behalf of CIHP requesting for seamless transmission as they take over in October.
The Consultant Hematologist, LASUTH APIN Coordinator, Dr. A. Akinbami responded in assurance to all parties that there would not be a drop in the quality of care provided as long as the new partner maintain the operating standards set in place by APIN.
The Chief Executive Officer of CIHP, Dr. Bolanle Oyeledun also reassured the management of LASUTH of their unwavering support to build and sustain what APIN has been doing.
Present at the meeting are Director Clinical Services & Training, represented by Dr. Adewunmi; Director Hospital Administration & Human Resources, Mrs. Olatokunbo Adio; Assistant Director Nursing service, Mrs. Adebola Aina.