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10th March, 2009

This is to invite you to the National Youth Health Fair 2009, a programme organized by Health Matters Inc. with support from development partners, private organizations in collaboration with many non governmental organizations.

The National Youth Health Fair is a biennial event being organized to conscientize Nigerian youth, government and non governmental organizations towards realizing the ideals of the millennium development goals as enunciated the United Nations.

The first edition of this programme is scheduled for April 14th-16th 2009, and is being hosted as a run up to 2015; a year set aside by 189 Heads of Government including Nigeria to end extreme poverty as well as combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases.

We appreciate your interest in the development and empowerment of the Nigerian youth and we invite you to participate in any or all of the following:

Exhibition and showcasing of your unique projects and services
Skills building for NGOs in the following areas:
-Public Private Partnership; Strategies for sustaining development initiatives in Nigeria (Dr. Adhiambo Odaga, Rep. Ford Foundation)
-Enterprise development; a key tool in youth empowerment in Nigeria

Venue: Multi Purpose Halls ABC University of Lagos, Akoka
Date: April 14th -16th 2009
Time 9am -4pm daily

Participation
Registration- Free
Exhibition Booth- N10,000 (please note that there are limited booths. Allocation will be done on first come, first serve basis)
Event T shirt-
-Round neck – N1,000
-Round neck (customized) - N1,500
-Polo neck – N2,000
Publications: (Directory of youths focused organizations in Nigeria) N2000

Deadline for registration is 7th April, 2009.


Please fill out and submit the attached registration form. See below for more information about the event the National Youth Health Fair 2009. You can also contact the following for more information: Bukky Ahonsi- 08023330998, 07026355369, Maryann Mokobia- 08055115852


The National Youth Health Fair 2009- 14th – 16th April, 2009

Background
· Nigeria has a youth population of 80 million, (60% of the 140 million population). The youth is the most valuable asset of a society but may become highly vulnerable when not adequately equipped with information and mentored to face the inevitable life challenges.

· There are many initiatives targeted at helping young people develop their potentials in Nigeria but there are yet gaps

· Out of the 80 million youth in Nigeria only 16 million are employed leaving the remaining 64 million either roaming the streets in search of a non existent employment or greener overseas pastures.

· In the desperate race to survive, many youths have become sex slaves, drug couriers, militias, or engage in other social vices.


The Event
The National youth health fair will be a forum for dialogue between young people; youth led organizations, development agencies, government representatives, policy makers, experts and social entrepreneurs in Nigeria; through round table discussions, keynotes, field reports, workshops and various skills building sessions.

Primary Target
· University Undergraduates
· Students in Senior secondary Schools
· Graduates
· Out of School Youths
· Unemployed Youths

Others
· Government officials and representatives
· Development Agencies
· Non governmental organizations
· Private organizations(Micro Finance Banks, IT organizations etc)


Key Objectives of the National Youth Health Fair 2009
· Create visibility for the best of Nigeria’s youth development initiatives and provide linkages to services and resources that enhance the wellbeing of the Nigerian Youth

· Create a platform for interaction among youths, youth serving organizations, corporate organizations and development stakeholders.

· Provide a variety of demonstrations and screening services (HIV/AIDS, Genotype, etc) for participants

· Facilitate agenda setting towards the achievement of the millennium development goals.

Event Venue
Multi purpose Hall (ABC), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

Date: April 14th – 16, 2009


Major Activities
Pre fair radio programme- “Naija youths speak out”
Pre event road show
Enterprise development skills building and Knowledge sessions
Product /service Exhibition
5. Round table discussion(Government, Private and non governmental organizations officials
Free Health screening (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, genotype, blood pressure etc)
Youth Jamz featuring one of Nigeria’s Top Artistes

ANALYSIS

66% raised issues of fear as their primary inhibition towards voluntary donation: fear of the needle, fear of losing blood etc
74% raised issues of ignorance: I’ve never thought of it, I’ve never been asked
80% raised issues of pain. Including a percentage who would feel more obliged to donation if an anaesthetic is employed
56% raised issues of remuneration: money, gifts, souvenirs, phone calls
66% raised issues of distance: they prefer a donation exercise with a mobile blood bank
66% think awareness is poor or can be improved
12% complained about the attitude of blood bank personnel
14% complained about the duration of the exercise
Only 10% have had previous donation experience
0% has a habit of donation
From these results, pain, ignorance and fear constitute the major inhibitions towards donation. Definite steps must therefore be taken to tackle them.

QUESTIONNAIRE

BLOOD DRIVE INITIATIVE
QUESTIONNAIRE ON BLOOD DONATION
Dear respondent,
Blood drive initiative is a non-governmental organization whose aim is to provide safe and sustainable blood supply to meet the rising need for blood and blood products in Nigeria. Please, answer these questions honestly as they would help us a great deal in achieving our objectives. Thank you.
NB: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL BE TREATED WITH UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY.
Age: .....................
Sex: ......................
Occupation: .....................................
PLEASE TICK THE BOX THAT APPLIES THE MOST
1) Have you donated blood before? [a ] yes [ b] no

2) If yes, how many times have you donated? [a ] 1 [b ] 2 [c ] 3 [d ] over 3 [ e ] over 5

3) If no, why have you not donated? [ a] I never thought of it [b ] I am not fit [ c ] I am scared [ d ] I don’t have enough blood [ e ] I’ve never been asked

4) Have you ever donated blood voluntarily (without compulsion or an imminent need)?
[a ] yes [b ] no

5) If yes, how many times have you donated voluntarily (without compulsion or an imminent need)? [ a ] 1 [ b ] 2 [ c ] 3 [ d ] over 3 [e ] over 5

6) Do you donate blood as a habit? [ a ] yes [ b ] no

7) If yes, how often do you donate in a year? [ a ] 1 [ b ] 2 [ c ] 3 [ d ] when the need arises

8) What do you find most scary about blood donation? [ A] the thought of losing blood [ B] the prick from the needle [ C] the size of the needle [ D] the sight of blood

9) What do you find most annoying about the donation exercise? [A ] attitude of the personnel [B ] it takes too long [ C] I am not appreciated

10) What do you find most pleasing about the donation exercise? [A ] the feeling of altruism [B ] the knowledge that I am saving lives [ C] the memento I’m given

11) Would you be encouraged to donate if the exercise were brought to you with a mobile blood bank? [ a ] yes [ b ] no

12) If a local topical anaesthetic (something to take the pain away) is used, do you think more people would donate? [ a] yes [ b ]

13) Would you be encouraged to donate if you were paid in return? [a ] yes [ b ]no

14) Do you think it is right to pay donors? [ a ] yes [ b ] no

15) Are you aware that according to WHO, voluntary non-remunerated donors are the best category of donors? [ a ] yes [ b ] no

16) What things do you think should be in a blood donation centre? [ a ] a comfortable couch [ b ] air conditioning [ c ] some entertainment [ d ] refreshment [ e ]pleasant personnel [ f ] all of the above

17) Do you think the campaign for voluntary blood donors is being rightly publicized? [ a ] yes [ b ] no [ c ] it can be done better

18) What things do you think can be done to improve the attitude of Nigerians towards voluntary blood donation?
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19) Are you a member of any voluntary blood donor organization? If yes, which? ..........................................................................

20) Would you like to be a voluntary blood donor? [ a ]yes [ b ] no

21) If yes, please write down your phone number in the space provided and you will be contacted by BDI. .................................................


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SIGNATURE OF RESPONDENT

UNI-ILORIN DRIVE : heads up

The Uni-ilorin drive is coming up on the 27th and 28th of March. Prog starts on the 25th with a campaign, 26th a workshop, 27th and 28th drive. We'll be having our first multi site run and possibly also in two locations. U know the 3Ps!

NYHF '09

OK people! Date has been set for the youth health fair April 14th - 16th 2009. Venue is UNILAG. holler if u want to have a bite.

Roll Call Of Life Savers

RAJI SHAKIRUDEEN ADESHINA
ADEPOJU OLUWASEUN ADEWOLE
FAGHILE PIUS
SALAMI FAVOUR OPEYEMI
JAYEOBA E.B
OYELAMI OLUFEMI
OYENIRAN S. TEMITOPE
ALLI OLUWASEUN.T
SALAMI RIDHWAN
OKPOTUN FELIX
TAIWO DAMILOLA OLUWASEUN
ADEOYE FATIMOH
OLAGUNJU A. MUTIU
JUMAID RUKAYAT
ALONGE OLALEKAN BENJAMIN
ADELEYE DAVID MICHEAL
LADEPO ADURAGBEMI PETER
OLADIPO FUNSHO AYOPO
AWOYINFA OLUSEYI SAMSON
OYEGHILE GABRIEL O
AKANDE MUJIDAT
NAFIU ALIYAT OLAJUMOKE
ALABI OJO RABIR
OGUNYEMI ALABA A
OYESIJI OYEWOLE OLUWASEUN
KAREEM MOJEED AYOKANMI
KOLAWOLE OLUSOLA JOSEPH
ADEBIYI ENIOLA A
ADEREMI BERNARD ADEWOLE
ODUNLAMI IISREAL BABAJIDE
OLANIYAN AFEEZ ABIOLA
ABIDOGUN OLUWAFADEKEMI
ADEKEYE TAYO .E.
OGUNDIJO TAOFEEK
ADESHINA OLUFUNMILAYO
WURAOLA OLUWAFUNMILAYO MARY
ODESOMI OMOLADE F.
LAWAL KIFAYAT
ADEBAYO KOLAWOLE
ADENIJI CHARLES AYODIPUPO
OYELERE OLAYIDE .A.
ADEWALE KAZEEM .A.
AKINOLA AKINNIYI
TAIWO AKINWOLE ALABI
OKEDELE FUNKE OYEWUNMI
ADEYEMI I.A
SALAMI OLAWALE DAVID
ADEBOYE RIDWAN ADETUNJI
OWOYALE YUSUF ADETUNJI
OLAREWAJU ABDUL-MALIK
FALADE HANNAH OJUROTIMI
AYANDELE MOTUNRAYO RONKE
OGUNLEYE OLATUNDE M.
BAKERE OLAJUMOKE
AJAGBE QUADRI
OJOKUKU HAMMED OLUSEUN
OGUNRINOLA ADETAYO
OLALEYE OLABISI .A.
AMOS DAPHNE
ADETORO TAOFIK A.
ISHOLA SHAMSUDEEN
ADENIRAN KAYODE
OGUNDARE DAMILOLA
SABAIR FATIMOH OLABISI
ADELUWOYE TIWALADE
AROWOLO ADEOLA

OKONKWO UGOCHITURUM

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National Youth Health Fair: Heads up

Thank God for the success of the Educare Trust exhibition but "let us forget the things that are past and lay hold on the things ahead"
BDI is bidding to participate in a youth health fair organized by Health Matters Inc. the fair is scheduled to hold inApril. The venue is the Multi purpose hall in UniLag.
Members: pray and plan to attend
Sponsor/partners: great opprtunity to advertise

Prof. A.H Fagbami, Chairman BDI Board of Trustees at the Exhibition Opening

Prof. A.H Fagbami, Chairman BDI Board of Trustees at the Exhibition Opening
Prof. A.H Fagbami, Chairman BDI Board of Trustees at the Exhibition Opening

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