Initiative Update

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation celebrates 5 years of impact!

Gbemisola Boyede
Posted August 5, 2020 from Nigeria
ATP May 2019 Outreach, Oworo Lagos
Dr Gbemisola Boyede CEO Ask The Paediatricians Foundation with a cross section of children participants at one of the May/June 2019 Children's Day Nationwide Community Medical Outreaches in Oworo, LAGOS, Nigeria

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation celebrates our 5th Anniversary in July 2020. It is an opportunity to take stock of our impact online and offline and the milestones achievements.

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation started as a Facebook group on the 20th July 2020. Our Facebook group now has 638,000 members who are daily testifying about how Ask The Paediatricians Foundation is helping them take care of their children better and not repeating the mistakes made previously. Many shared with us their #MyATPstory available on our YouTube and Instagram channels.

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation started offline community medical outreaches in 2016 and till date ATP has reached more than 50,000 children directly in more than 100 community medical outreaches. We currently have over 40 State and Zonal Chapters with more than 2000 volunteers. ATP Outreaches are now conducted nationwide throughout Nigeria. 

With the limitations imposed by the current ongoing pandemic which limited our May/June 2020 Outreaches, Ask The Paediatricians Foundation has launched a Telehealth initiative - ATP clinics - where parents and caregivers can have video consultations with our professionals at a moderate fee. We also continue to reach more families via our ATP mobile app which is available for free download on android and apple stores. 

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation looks forward to that day in line with our mission statement when NO child in Nigeria and indeed the entire world will die from preventable CAUSES. We continue to promote the health and welfare of children in Nigeria through our various programmes.

​​​​​​Our Focus for the future 

  • Reach more children
  • 100,000 children in the next one year and 2.5 Million children in the next 5 year
  • Make the ATP mobile app more user-friendly
  • Start our ATP Health Clubs in Schools - catching them young
  • Support Nigerian Schools to be healthy school and indirectly help more Nigerian students to live in good health.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

688000

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Nini Mappo
Aug 06
Aug 06

Hi Gbemisola,
Your foundation is akin to providing free healthcare to those can't come to you, and is much needed in the African context where in some cases due to low literacy levels mothers have no access to healthcare or professional health advice.
Good on you and your team. Keep growing.

Gbemisola Boyede
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you so much for your kind words Nini.

Happy 5th Anniversary to Ask The Pediatricians! You’re a great leader, Dr. Gbemisola.

It brings me joy that you help almost a million people. You make this world a better place. May more doctors follow your example!

Gbemisola Boyede
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you Karen!

You're welcome, Doc!

Ellie E.
Aug 07
Aug 07

Thank you for sharing and for the work you do!

Gbemisola Boyede
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you Ellie.

Chi8629
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Gbemisola Boyede
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you Chi

otahelp
Aug 08
Aug 08

Congratulations Gbemisola. Assessment work you are doing with children. So much misinformation About children management. We are happy people are listening and seeing behavioural Change and up-levelling from the previous ways of doing things. Kudos and stay safe

Gbemisola Boyede
Aug 08
Aug 08

Thank you for your kind words Otahelp.

Ngozi Nwandu Lawani
Aug 08
Aug 08

Keep up the good work Dr. Gbemi!

ChristyLodun
Aug 08
Aug 08

Big congratulations To Ask The Paediatricians Foundation for actualizing a dream come true for indigenous children. Thank you Dr. Gbemisola Boyede for providing a platform to serve humanity. I'm proud to be identify with you and the foundation.

Mary Umoh
Aug 09
Aug 09

Happy fifth anniversary ATP and Congratulations Dr Gbemisola. The lives of our children are better because of your work through ATP. Thank you Dr and keep soaring!!

ARREY- ECHI
Aug 14
Aug 14

Dear Gbemisola,
Congratulations on being a fearured change maker, Dr.
Reaching remote communities with basic health care is a very noble initiative which is solely needed in our communities today.
Keep helping and inspiring. More grace to you and your team.