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LAPO Empowered 1,475,951 Community Members with Health, Social Services In 2017

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,475,951women and other vulnerable community members across the country with health and social services in 2017.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this at the organization’s annual review meeting explained that 397,624 persons received direct services while the rest were reached through information, enlightenment and communication materials.

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LAPO Supports 108,367 Rural Farmers With N5.7 billion in 2017

The LAPO Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI) supported 108,367 rural farmers with the sum of N5.7 billion in 2017. The organization equally provided them with high yield inputs and extension services, which significantly boosted their operations during the year.

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22.7m Persons Benefit From LAPO Cancer Intervention Programme

In line with the Nigeria National Cancer Control Programme, the organization is currently implementing the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project aimed at reducing cancer-related deaths in target states.

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Disease Control: LAPO Screens 187,752 Persons

LAPO screened 187,752 women for common diseases including HIV, malaria, blood pressure (BP), blood sugar, hepatitis and diabetes in 2017 with 3,386 beneficiaries referred for treatment in government-approved hospitals.

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LAPO Seeks Nomination For Women Leadership Award, 2018

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) currently inviting nominations from Nigerian women for this year’s LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award, scheduled to hold on March 8th, 2018 in Benin City, Edo state.

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FORUM COMMUNIQUE

SMEs Will Stimulate The Growth And Development Of The Nigerian Economy If Properly Galvanized And Harnessed – LAPO Forum

A communiqué issued at the end of the 24thAnnual LAPO Development Forum held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Theme: Galvanizing SMEs Towards Inclusive Development.

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Elumelu Leads October 18 LAPO Discussions On SME Devt

Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings will lead stakeholder discussions on Galvanizing SMEs for Inclusive Development at this year’s Annual LAPO Development Forum. The Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria from 10am.

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LAPO Launches Life Action Plus Ltd

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has established Life Action Plus Ltd, a national health maintenance organization (HMO) with a mission to improveaccess of Nigerians to quality health insurance services.

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57,074 Receives Health Empowerment

LAPO improved the reproductive, maternal and child health of 57,074 community members through awareness creation and counseling in August 2017 with over 21,053 persons screened for various ailments including HIV, malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar and hepatitis.

Health Manager, Ayobami Honestus Obadiora who restated LAPO’s commitment to improving community access to health services said “good health is crucial and central to poverty reduction efforts.”

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LAPO Builds Clients Financial Skills

LAPO is currently equipping clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank across the country with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage their various business undertakings.

The 12-month Business Management Training programme is being implemented in recognition of the fact that low financial literacy level often results in poor financial choices with negative consequences on the financial well-being of micro businesses.

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