Y’ello Doctor Mobile Medical Intervention
MTN Foundation Y’ello Doctor Mobile Medical, provides free primary healthcare services to individuals in underserved communities across Nigeria, through a mobile medical clinic platform that focuses on treatment, screening, of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and patient referral to secondary facilities for care.a
So far, over 710,000 individuals nationwide have benefited from this initiative. Over 611,405 individuals were reached with health messages, 97,844 patients were treated for various ailments and 460 communities reached across six Nigerian States (Delta, Ogun, Katsina, Taraba, Abia, and Niger State) since inception in 2014.
MTNF Y’ello Doctor Mobile Medical Intervention phase 3 kicked off November 16, 2021. Activations are being carried out in underserved communities across 6 six states which are Lagos, Kano, Kwara, Gombe, Anambra and Rivers State. These states cut across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones. These selected communities will benefit from medical screening, diagnosis, consultations, treatment, and drug prescription, as well as referral services.
In attendance at the commissioning ceremony which held in Lagos were Chairman of MTN foundation, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi OFR; Dr. Raji Abdulrazak, Honorable Commissioner for Health, Kwara State; Dr. Makinde Akinlenbola, Chairman, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners Lagos State; Dr. Olusegun Emiju, National State Coordinator, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency; Dr. Finnih Awokoya, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Health Matters; Tobechukwu Okigbo, MTN Nigeria Chief Corporate Service Officer; Cyril Ilok MTN Nigeria Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; Odunayo Sanya, MTN Foundation’s Executive Secretary.
Other dignitaries present at the commissioning ceremony were Dr. (Mrs.) Joy Onyinyechi Chionuma, 2nd Vice Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, Lagos; Dr. Adetunji Adenekan, Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association; Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu, Executive Secretary, Anambra State National Primary Health Care Development Agency; Dr. Adegboyega Akintola, Deputy Secretary, Nigeria Medical Association, Lagos State; Dr. Omar Ibrahim Hassan, Senior Medical Officer, Kwara State Ministry of Health; Mrs. Shadara Olutope, Technical Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency; and the representative of Chief Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Iyaloja General of Lagos
The third phase of this project is in partnership with Market Doctor, the project implementation partner, Mactay, the vehicle maintenance partner, participating States Ministry of Health (SMH) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
This initiative is in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 3- Good Health and Wellbeing and 17-Partnership to Achieve the Goal.