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Monday, February 29, 2016

Lagos state launches sexual assault standing order, rape kits

In line with the mandate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Primary Health Care Board at the weekend launched the Sexual Assault Standing Order and Sexual Assault Evidence Examination Kit, also referred to as rape kits.
Coordinator of the DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the launch was done at a training session for Health workers of Primary Health Care Centres.

She listed the five pilot centres to include Ogudu, Ita-elewa in Ikorodu, Ajilete in Ifako-Ijaiye, Palm Avenue in Mushin and Oshodi in Oshodi-Isolo.

She said the selection of the pilot PHC’s was methodically done as statistic reveals that sexual and gender based assault related crimes are most prevalent in these areas. These centres render 24 hours service, laboratory, HIV Counselling and Testing, and Maternal and Child Health Services.

According to her: “the Rape Kits contain the necessary instruments used for evidence gathering and examination some of which include microscope slides, saline water, swabs for collecting fluids from delicate body parts like the lips, cheeks, thighs, private parts.

“The Kit also includes materials for blood samples, comb, paper sheets for evidence collection such as clothing fibres and hairs, nail pick for scraping debris from beneath the nails, gloves. The documentation forms which include the consent form and Patient History/ Sexual Assault History are also in the rape kit.

Mrs. Vivour-Adeniyi said the Lagos State Sexual Assault Standing Order, the first of its kind in Nigeria, was produced to guide the provision of health care services as well as set the minimum acceptable standards for the provision of quality health care to the survivors of sexual assault.

She expressed optimism that The Standing Order will equip healthcare providers with tools to facilitate examination, treatment and management of sexual assault patients.

“The output of this training in terms of knowledge shared with the workers will ultimately facilitate examination and management of patients after sexual assault, and also improve the quality and documentation of evidence collection.

 
“The protocol response to be adopted is now clearly enumerated, some of which include taking the survivor/patient to a designated area, getting the informed consent of the survivor to have the examination, obtaining the medical history, and then proceeding to collect the different samples necessary for forensic examination and testing.

The Training was organised by the Lagos DSVRT with technical support from United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and FHI 360.

37 comments:

Babylawyer. said...

Nice to know.

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chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Go lagos!


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Godwin Oseezy said...

Nice move.










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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wonderful

Kay said...

Nice. This is long overdue. We need it to really nail the people that really raped girls/women, and also to prove some girls were really raped...cos, the truth is, some girls have destroyed men's by wrongfully accusing them of rape.




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Hadiza Ibrahim said...

This is a welcome development.

femi fex said...

Rapers are in trouble

George walter said...

Way togo Ambode.....
Thumbs up.

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golda awosika said...

Dat is cool




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livingstone chibuike said...

Nice

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

Chidera said...

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Pretty face said...

Now those rapist can't lie again, cos technology will find them out

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Black Belle said...

This is good

El Fidel said...

Nice try there Ambode

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats a good one. Well done Able Governor. Linda take note!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Wow! Ambode impressing lagosians!! Nice

choqlatelymart said...

Good innovation....i jus pray it can stand d test of tym or even b functional as dey v xplained it.....eko oni baje oo

choqlatelymart said...

Good innovation....i jus pray it can stand d test of tym or even b functional as dey v xplained it.....eko oni baje oo

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Nice one.

chommy said...

Datz nice. Linda observe!

Saphire Muna said...

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Its all gud




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Jude Okwudili said...

A good one...,all 4 good

Anonymous said...

Biko, crossover, Akwa-Ibom and SS states get more billions in allocation than Lagos state which is one of the most populated cities in the world. Can someone tell me what they are doing with the allocation and for their people apart from buying private jet and building hospital that their governors can't use. Shame on all of una from SS and SE living in Lagos and cussing while your state is in total mess.

Luciana Chinda said...

Good one

Amaka.u.l said...

Seen

Saheed Oluwasegun said...

Good development initiative.. the govt should ensure it works out by creating awareness and providing the wherewithal for it to succeed.

Anonymous said...

I hope they have trained counselors on ground at this centers and also have trained the staff on how to speak cos Nigerians can be insensitive. Also why none at agege, a lot of the sexual assaults reported in the last 6 months seemed to be highest in Agege area.

Nathan Brown said...

So you wannt more rape cases, not taking caree of the cause of rape. God help us. Most ladies dress wrong, the rapist are with no job; we need to make all jobs equal.

Charles Okafor said...

Lovely...
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Vela said...

very lovely development.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice one...


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Ade Olasengbe said...

NICE 1

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