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28 October 2019

State Government Launches Art4life Project.

The Lagos State Government has inaugurated a ten-member ‘Art4Life Steering Committee’ to oversee the use of art as healing therapy in health facilities across the State.

Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, who inaugurated the committee, explained that the it would drive the Art4life project; an initiative of the Ministry aimed at using art to create a soft and compassionate environment to aid the process of healing for patients in health facilities.

Abayomi stated that the Art4Life project was in further fulfilment of the present administration’s promise and commitment to strengthen healthcare system in the State, noting that the introduction of art therapy would help improve mental health and wellbeing of citizens.

The Commissoner stressed that the project would introduce a softer method of looking beyond the physical in attending to patient’s health thereby reducing trauma, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and medical conditions amongst others.

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