Prof. Anthony Akinlo, Vice Chancellor, Redeemer University, Ede, Osun state, has stated that the university has been able to get rid of diseases through proper handling and cleanliness of its environment.
The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Registrar of the institution, Olukayode Akindele at the 4th National Conference on Environment and Health organized by the Living Science Foundation Ile-Ife, also made it clear that the university had been brought to limelight through environmental cleanliness.
He stated that issues such as Ebola virus, Lassa fever and other environmental challenges had become a thing of the past in the university.
Prof. Ademola Omisakin, the Chairman of the event, made it known that the forum would provide strategic needs to address the issues of environmental problems.
“Taking good care of our environment will assist in the development efforts as well as impacting positively in human life,” Omisakin stated.
The Keynote speaker of the conference, Dr. Gafar Alawode, who spoke on Environment Impact of Implementation of Basic Health Care Provisions Fund in Nigeria opined that the nation’s health system was on the weak level.
“All health reform system has failed to address the needed healthcare delivery in the country. Bad health policies have impacted negatively on the nation’s health sector,” Alawode stated.
The Executive Secretary, Osun State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr. Niyi Ogini said that Osun health insurance scheme would take its rightful place for all to enjoy at the soonest time.