AMSUL HEALTH WEEK

THE  2017 HEALTH WEEK

The health week is a flagship program of the association, a culmination of one year of activities. It is the climax of the administrative year and is always marked with so much pomp and glamour. It’s a program that is eagerly anticipated by the entire community of College of Medicine and the University of Lagos.

Over the years the AMSUL health week has come to be known as a valuable avenue for mass enlightenment and information dissemination. This is because over the years we have been at the forefront of advancing the cause of medical profession in Nigeria. We avail ourselves the opportunity of the health week to bring to the front burner current issues relating to the medical practice and society.

We do this by inviting prominent speakers (not limited to medical profession) to our conferences to talk about vital issues and perspectives as they relate to the medical profession. We have done this consistently for 50 years, and this year’s promises to be even more enlightening.

This years’ health week features a dynamic combination of theme and subtheme targeted at imparting knowledge and enlightenment on the average medical student and also members’ of the health community as well as any average follower of happenings in and around the health sector.

 

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

 

DAY  O

 

A week before the health week, we would be organizing a Pre-health week outreach. The outreach would simultaneously take place at 2 locations at the same time. One of the outreaches would be an adult outreach and would focus on routine health checkups for diabetes, hypertension, respiratory conditions, etc. The other outreach would be a pediatric-based outreach focused on children in an underdeveloped community. This would be focused on dental services, checks and services relating to disease that ravage children would be handled. Medical personnel (doctors, dentist and nurses) would be on ground to facilitate the process and there would be some focused group discussion sessions which health related problems and partner based request would be handled.

DAY 1

 

The health week kick starts with a health publicity campaign/march starting at the Medical Students Hostel, College of Medicine University of Lagos and involving surrounding communities and environs. Students would dance and walk to music played while offering health campaign sessions on the street. Flyers and posters would be utilized in spreading health information and some personnel would be dedicated to health education. Route of passage would cover from Idi-Araba, towards Yaba area up until Stadium/Surulere.

 

DAY 2

AWARENESS DAY / COOKING COMPETITION

 

The 2nd day of health week kick starts with a publicity campaign starting at the Medical Students Hostel, College of Medicine University of Lagos and involving surrounding communities and environs. It is aimed at raising awareness on the annual health week and the programme it entails. There would be also a cooking competition of our local delicacies by medical students with grand winners emerging.

We also hope to host as many delegates from sister medical school from across the country who have indicated interest in being part of our events under the uniting umbrella of Nigeria Medical Students Association (NIMSA) . This is in line with our aim of involving medical students all over the nation.

DAY 3

INTER-MEDICAL SCHOOLS QUIZ COMPETITION.

 

In our bid to continue catering for the advancement of knowledge in the medical profession we hope to make the INTER – MEDICAL SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION a continuous event where the best brains as far as junior medical personnel is concerned are gathered, to battle it out and prove why they are the best in the nation. We have realized a dearth of top level healthy rivalry between medical schools in Nigeria, and we hope to address this by ensuring that this competition becomes a household name amongst medical students in Nigeria. To this, we hope to provide mouth-watering gifts and prices (including cash) to the winners and other participants in this contest

The participants for this program, includes 100 delegates from the 20 invited medical schools in Nigeria.

 

NOVELTY MATCHES

Later that evening, there would be novelty matches between our invited sister medical schools and members of the association. This is also an avenue to tap into the sporting life of medical students.

 

DAY 4

THE SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

 

The scientific conference is an annual research conference organized independently by the Editorial Board. The conference is composed of different sessions made up of poster research presentation, oral presentations as well as other journal review sessions. Participants for this sessions comprise of medical students who have made research and article submission from 20 invited medical schools. Research work and presentation would be reviewed by attendees of the conference and verdicts would be placed by judges in an effort to select winners. Cash prices and award certificate would also be presented in this conference.

There would be an opportunity for interested corporate bodies to showcase their products and services through roll-up banners, handbills and fliers and other appropriate promotional items. Also, interested partner organizations will be given talk times at the program.

 

VARIETY NIGHT

This is planned to be a get together, an unwinding and relaxation avenue where there will be a variety of games and activities. There is also going to be karaoke, dance competition and raffle draws where various instant gifts can be won after purchasing tickets for a token. Games intended for this night include: ludo, chess, suwe, skipping rope, monopoly, whot, pro-evolution soccer and other video games, intellectual contests etc. instant gifts will include electric iron, wall clocks, fridges, television sets, carton of noodles branded or unbranded corporate gift items, etc.

There would be an opportunity for interested corporate bodies to showcase their products and services through roll-up banners, handbills and fliers and other appropriate promotional items. Also, interested partner organizations will be given talk times at the program.

 

 

 

 

DAY 5

SYMPOSIUM AND FORMAL OPENING/ LAUNCHING OF OUR PUBLICATION (AMSUL DIGEST)

 

For the purpose of the symposium we hope to bring seasoned experts in their respective fields to come and do good justice to the theme and sub-themes for the health week through the avenue of an academic symposium. The symposium will have in attendance the entire Medical students in the College (as its going to be a lecture free day for all students), Medical students from other medical schools in  Nigeria, other medical-allied students, University of Lagos, Resident Doctors and consultants in LUTH/CMUL, Principal Officers of the College, and some of our patrons and grand patrons. The launching of the Magazine (AMSUL DIGEST) will also take place at the symposium which will be distributed to the association members, Parents, friends, non-medical students from her sister school, University of Lagos, Doctors in the College Community, Principal Officers of the College, and our Board of Patrons and affiliated bodies [Nigeria Medical Students’ Association (NIMSA), International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA)]

There would be an opportunity for interested corporate bodies to showcase their products and services through roll-up banners, handbills and fliers and other appropriate promotional items. Also, interested partner organizations will be given talk times at the program.

DAY 6

INTER CLASS MED-TECH PROJECT

 

Last year with support from Co Creation HUB we started an inter-class science fair/project structured towards bringing together creative minds from the different levels of AMSUL to pull ideas and qualities towards solving a societal problem or need. The 5 classes came together and after 1 month of training and incubation produced different solution sets.

The winning class designed a platform called HISTONE which functioned as a virtual hub for medical students all over Nigeria. The next winning class created an application aimed at restructuring the medical record system of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). These and many more projects were results from last year’s Inter class fair. This year we intend to collaborate with tech companies and corporate bodies towards reshaping, rebranding and marketing of these projects. Winners of this year’s fair would be awarded prizes.

PHILANTHROPIC VISIT

The members of the association will pay a philanthropic visit to Modupe Cole memorial school and the Girls remand home, Mushin. The teams will be divided into two and each will visit a venue, where we hope to donate gift items and items of personal value to people in these facilities

DAY 7

DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT

 

In continuation of our tradition of excellence, the dinner and awards night is targeted at recognizing the efforts dedication and passion of those our deserving members who have distinguished themselves in various aspects of academic, social and political endeavors. The dinner hopes to bring together under roof, the best brains as far as the medical students is concerned and this would be a celebration of excellence in a more relaxed , cozy and entertaining atmosphere. Awards will also be presented to our sponsors (platinum) and individuals who have contributed towards the success of the health week.

This is an event that target rekindling the social life of the Medical Students. We intend to invite all Nigerian Students and Youths to the dinner to establish a cordial relationship between our Medical students and other Youths of the nation. Dinner will feature top artiste and comedians in Nigeria to entertain students and Youths present. it will also involve the media that will broadcast and publish the whole event.

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