Health Experts meet in Lagos

By Ebireri Henry
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Health experts from major institutions in Nigeria will on Thursday, April 11, 2013 begin a two day meeting in Lagos.

The meeting which is expected to bring together specialists in developmental delays in children as well as special education will analyze the progress so far recorded in the area of identification and management of children living with Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria. The venue of the meeting is Peninsula Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.

A statement released by the founder of Benola: A cerebral Palsy Initiative, Air Vice Marshal Femi Gbadebo said the experts would work with the group to develop a blue print aimed at guiding and structuring a system of care for children living with Cerebral Palsy and their families in Nigeria.

“We believed it is essential to have a blueprint to facilitate clear communication among all interest groups involved in the care of these special children. It will also guide government in directing services and systems which are responsive to the needs defined by children with chronic and disabling conditions and their families”

Meanwhile, a press conference has been scheduled to hold on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00am after the meeting.