LASHMA Creates Research Modules for Equitable Digital Care

The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has unveiled four research modules on telemedicine during a multistakeholder workshop. The workshop, organized by LASHMA, aims to implement equitable digital-first care in Lagos, focusing on the underserved and vulnerable communities.

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Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, General Manager of LASHMA, highlighted the workshop’s purpose—to discuss modules facilitating the implementation of effective telehealth, especially for those in underprivileged areas. Four modules have been developed to guide the implementation, and stakeholders are engaged to assess their viability and contribute to the success of the initiative.


Dr. Raphel Akangbe, the Public Relations Officer of the Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria, expressed optimism about the policy, stating that it would address healthcare challenges in the country. Telehealth, according to him, provides equal access to healthcare, eliminating disparities in service delivery.


Oluwaleke Jegede, Principal/Director of Solina Center for International Development and Research, commended LASHMA’s efforts in understanding how digital technology can ensure universal healthcare access in Lagos.


The workshop’s outcomes represent a significant step in the right direction, emphasizing the need for digital solutions tailored to the diverse needs of the population, regardless of socioeconomic status. Jegede emphasized that the research goes beyond theoretical exploration, as LASHMA has the resources to proceed with actual testing and modifications for effective implementation.

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