HALG BOARD OF DIRECTORS EMPHASIZES PARTNERSHIP AND RESEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMMING

HALG BOARD OF DIRECTORS EMPHASIZES PARTNERSHIP AND RESEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMMING

In a bid to reinforce its commitment to reinvention and sustainability, the board of directors of  Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte (HALG) convened for a two-day meeting in Lagos to discuss matters pertaining to organizational growth, sustainability and strategic planning. 

he meeting commenced with a site visit to the ACE 6 facility at the Mainland Hospital Yaba, where the board accompanied by the senior leadership and staff of the organization engaged with hospital management to evaluate existing partnerships. 

Figure 1: HALG Board of directors and staff with Mainland Hospital management after interactions.        

Prof. Morenike Ukpong, the board chairperson, lauded the hospital’s efforts, particularly its response during the COVID-19 pandemic. She emphasized the need for enhanced documentation, research initiatives, and expanded program visibility beyond HIV programming. The structural advancements within the facility were also acknowledged, along with commendations for the lab and pharmacy services, as well as the Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program.

Gen. Ogbonnaya Njoku (rtd), a board member, underscored the importance of data for effective programming, stressing its relevance to all stakeholders. 

Figure 2&3: HALG board members taking a tour of the Laboratory.

Dr. Olusola Adejumo, the Chief Medical Director of the Mainland Hospital, expressed gratitude for HALG’s ongoing collaboration and welcomed the shift towards research, highlighting its potential to inform treatment outcomes for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) clients. Following the hospital visit, the board members proceeded to the 68 Army Reference Hospital in Yaba, where Gen O.S Njoku (rtd) served as the 11th Chief Medical Director. 

Commending the hospital’s leadership in laboratory services, Gen Njoku urged further exploration of collaborative opportunities.  

Figure 4: HALG board with CMD 68 Nigerian Army

comprehensive program updates and organisational insights, allowing management to share the organisation’s.

performance over the past financial year. As the meeting concluded, the board commended the management and staff for their achievements, while also providing guidance for future endeavors.

Figure 5: Board of directors with some members of the Senior leadership team and the Internal Auditor after the second day of meeting.

Throughout the deliberations, a clear emphasis was placed on the importance of partnerships, research initiatives, and organizational visibility to ensure sustainable programming and continued success for HALG’s mission in healthcare advocacy and leadership.

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