2020 WORLD SIGHT DAY
Oyo State Ministry of Health partnered with Blue Gate Initiative to commemorate the 2020 World Sight Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The programme held at the Oyo State Ministry was financially supported by Blue Gate Initiative. The programme had in attendance the Honourable Commissioner for health, the Permanent Secretary and all the Directors in the Ministry. Mr Abimbola Solagbade who led the Blue Gate team to the event when making a presentation talked about free eye screening services which our Organisation is providing to the community members through our free medical outreach programme under our Department of Health Promotion & Community Services. In his response, the Honourable Commissioner for health thanked our Organisation for our numerous public health activities in the State, also for providing financial support for the event.
2020 WORLD DIABETES DAY
The 2020 World Diabetes Day was commemorated by Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative on Sunday, 15th November 2020 with health talk and free blood sugar screening at Christ Deliverance Prayer Ministry Mokola, Ibadan Oyo state.
The health talk commenced at 11.15 am and was delivered by Mr. Solagbade Abimbola who is a trained and certified health promotion and education specialist. Mr. Abimbola talked about the operation meaning of diabetes, the types, and preventive measures of diabetes. This was followed by screening immediately after the church service. During the screening exercise, three testers and counselors were provided. A total number of 127 participants were tested with an average age of 37 years. Multivitamins and biscuits were provided for church members with children.
2020 WORLD AIDS DAY: Blue Gate Commemoration
The 2020 theme was "United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID-19" and It was a double celebration for Blue Gate Initiative as we partnered with the Oyo State Ministry of Health in this year celebration and also successfully implement our own programme. On Monday, 7th December 2020, Oyo State Ministry of Health provided pregnant women with health talk and HIV testing at Odo-Ona Elewe Primary Health Care, in Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, Oyo State. Our Organisation financial supported the programme for media coverage and dissemination, and procurement of haematinics for pregnant women. Members of the Department of Health Promotion and Community Services led by Miss Okoli Ngozichukwu, who is a trained public health officer, Miss Adekola Bukola and Miss Olaniyan Mopelola represented Blue Gate at the event. Goodwill message was delivered on behalf of the CEO by Miss Okoli where she talked about our inter-brothel HIV/AIDS competition which our organization organized with female sex workers in Ibadan to commemorate the 2020 World AIDS Day and other HIV/AIDS interventions that are being carried out by Blue Gate Initiative. In his comment, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello appreciates the efforts of our Organisation on HIV/AIDS prevention and control in the State, also for support the commemoration.
2020 WORLD AIDS DAY: Blue Gate Commemoration
In commemoration of the World AIDS Day-themed “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility”, Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative organized an inter-brothel HIV/AIDS debate competition for the Female Sex Workers (FSWs) focused on sharing knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the roles every individual has to play in containing the virus.
The programme which held at Blue Gate conference room between brothel-based FSWs from Sango with seven participants and Mokola with a total of six participants. The competition commenced at exactly 11:10am with an introduction from both groups and the Blue Gate team. The programme was anchored by Mr. Abimbola Solagbade while Miss Ngozi Ngozichukwu gave the opening speech. The FSWs from Mokola was labelled group one while Sango was group two. A representative from each group was employed to give a talk and group one talked on “Stigmatization on FSWs and myths about HIV transmission” while group two talked about “Violence against FSWs and the myths about HIV transmission”. The rules of the competition were displayed and explained, the panel of judges presided over the competition with a total of twenty questions: each group to answer ten questions. The competition lasted for sixty minutes announcing group one (Mokola) as the winner with a total of 42 marks, and group two (Sango) as the second with a total of 34.5 marks. There was a little session of dance between a representative of each group. Refreshments were served after which prizes were awarded. The programme ended at exactly 12:50 pm, a group photograph was taken comprising of all participants and the members of staff (Blue Gate Initiative).
Blue Gate team with the Oyo State Honourable commissioner for health, the permanent secretary and Director of Public health
Asthma Day 2017 rally walk
Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative in collaboration with Association of Asthma Patients (UCH Branch) organized a sensitization programme through a rally during the world Asthma Day on May 2nd 2017.
Malaria Day at Oranyan community
The 2-day event was held at oranyan community of Ibadan on the 23rd and 27th of April, 2017. The event comprises Advocacy, Sanitation and Malaria screening for the community members of oranyan and it environ. The Advocacy on how to prevent malaria and how to keep the environment clean was held on 23rd of April 2017 while environmental sanitation was carried out on the 27th April 2017 and immediately followed by malaria testing. Free anti-malaria drugs were given to those tested positive and Insecticide Treated Net were distributed to all community members. Here are some pictures taken at the event.