The Lever -Train Pediatricians





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Ibadan

Total Budget: $56,386

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

The objective of this project is to increase the capacity of behavioral health care for the pediatric population of Ibadan, Nigeria.

As an outcome, 3,600 youth will receive timely diagnosis and treatment for mild or moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression or ADHD that would typically go untreated. Even in the USA, half of youth with these symptoms wait an average of 10 years for treatment; the other half never get treated.

Boston Children's Hospital is making training online available for pediatricians, family doctors and their professional staff. The training has already been successfully piloted in 4 districts in the USA, with Rotary club assistance.

The main elements of the project will be:

1) Rotarians will assist with the enrolling of 15 family doctors to participate in the online training and live workshops

2) Rotarians will provide these family doctors with bound materials on the course and ongoing support materials

3) Rotarians will provide screening instrument documents to the doctors

4) A child and adolescent psychiatrist will a) assist in the recruitment of the family doctors; b) provide the telephone consults to the family doctors in year 1; c) facilitate project monitoring and outcomes reporting; d) enlist funding sources to provide phone consult services for year 2 onward

5) In year 2 Rotarians will engage with outcomes reporting and encourage additional family doctors to independently complete the training through streaming on demand. It is expected that at least another 15 doctors will participate.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9125

Rotary Club of: Ibadan-Elebu Metropolis

Primary Contact: Felix Kingsley Obialo

Email: feking@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6960

Rotary Club of: Naples

Primary Contact: Bob Anthony

Email: rwa1645@gmail.com

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2240208.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 9125 DDF





District 6960 DDF





District 5340 DDF





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Pledge of $20,000 DDF by Alan Turner of the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), District 5340.


by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project dropped by Philippe Lamoise.

Reason for dropping: Requested by Janice Kurth: Project cancelled per PDG Chuck Pretto.

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