Lapo
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Testing and counselling on:
Blood pressure, Blood sugar, Malaria, Hepatitis, Prostate Cancer, Cervical cancer, HIV

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Maternal and Child Health Programme

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LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI)

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Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo at LAPO Annual Development Forum

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About Us

About Us

Why LAPO?

In the early 1980s, the Nigerian economy experienced shocks arising from the short-fall in oil revenue due to the glut in the international oil market. Governments at national and sub-national levels were unable to adequately meet its obligations to the citizenry.

In 1986, the government began the implementation of the International Monetary Funds-sanctioned Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). The central components of SAP were the devaluation of the national currency, the Naira; removal of subsidies from social services and rationalization of the workforce in the public service. The cumulative effects of the above interventions were a rise in the incidence of poverty in Nigeria.

This was the setting in which Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, working as a rural cooperative officer in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state, initiated the Lift Above Poverty Organization as a rural development organization the late 1980s to address the challenge of lack of access to credit for low-income people and their micro enterprises; poor health and social exclusion.

The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has developed into a system of mutually re-enforcing institutions active in the:

  • Provision of healthcare services with attention to maternal and child healthcare;
  • Promotion of household livelihood through access to credit and financial inclusion;
  • Addressing the vulnerability of the poor with micro-insurance;
  • Micro-leasing for micro, small and medium enterprises;
  • Provision of micro health insurance policies;
  • Promotion of enterprise development.

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO)

LAPO, as a non-profit organisation currently focuses on:

  • Implementation of Health-for-all project through innovative health delivery approaches;
  • Provision of support for household livelihood through the provision of credit and extension services to the rural economy;
  • Advocacy for gender and popular participation

Vision

A development organization enabling economic prosperity;  health for all; gender equity and social justice.

Mission

To use innovative approaches to provide financial, health and social services to stakeholders in a sustainable manner.

LAPO …Improving Lives

Mother and Child Health
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Awareness Creation on Cancer Control and Preventable Diseases

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Micro Leasing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

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Maternal and Child Health Programme

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House to House Awareness on Cancer Control

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LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI)

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LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4)

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Community Health Outreach

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LAPO Group

Head Office            Regional Offices      

LAPO Place
18, Dawson Road
P.M.B 1729, Benin City,
Edo State, Nigeria
Tel: 234-8066981901, 09059493989, 08163706505
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lapo-ngo.org

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LAPO      … Improving Lives


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