Education and Training
In line with the agenda of the sitting governor of Lagos State, the Lagos State Ministry of Health is committed to building the human capacities of its physicians in the provision of mental health treatment and management.
In February 2020, a 5-day training exercise was organised to train health workers on mental health assessment at the primary healthcare level. About 500 primary health care workers, including Medical Doctors, Nurses, Health Educators, Community Health Workers, Medical Records Officers and Pharmacists were pulled from the 57 flagship Primary Health Centers spread across Lagos State.
The training was facilitated by Consultant Psychiatrists from the District General Hospitals, as well as from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.