Dr. OluToyin Akande-Ajala, a CoMUI Alumna of the 1991 set, Leads the Charge in Revolutionizing Elderly Healthcare in Nigeria & Africa with the Launch of the JBS Gerontology Centre

Ibadan, 2024.

JBS Gerontology Centre, Nigeria's first private geriatric hospital and one-stop specialist centre for the older age group, was formally inaugurated in Lagos on Wednesday 7th February 2024.

We are proud to announce that the Founder and Medical Director is Dr OluToyin Akande-Ajala, an alumnus of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI) set of 1991.

The United Nations reported an expected surge in the global elderly population. Recognizing Nigeria's aging demographic, JBS Medicare Services, the leading elderly healthcare service in Nigeria, founded by Dr. Akande-Ajala, a UK trained Consultant Geriatrician, launched this cutting-edge facility in Lekki, Lagos, to cater to the elderly's health needs, offering specialized services and West Africa’s first Dementia Day Activities Unit.

The event was well attended by healthcare professionals and the public amassing in attendance to over 200 guests.

It is safe to say, that the future of geriatric healthcare in Nigeria and Africa at large is safe in the hands of pioneers like Dr Toyin Akande Ajala [a distinguished alumnus of the ICOMAA set of ‘91] and her cutting-edge facility.

Congratulations to the entire Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association Worldwide (ICOMAA-WW) body on this landmark launch!

Sights from the Launch

First Lady of Ogun State, HE Bamidele Abiodun; other members of the Board of Trustees,
JBS Elderly Care Foundation Africa: SA to the Lagos State Govt for Health,
Dr Kemi Ogunyemi and some Special Guests of Honour including the
Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),
Professor Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo FAS with
Dr Toyin Akande-Ajala

Ribbon cutting by Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, flanked by other special guests including
Emeritus Prof & Prof Mrs. Akande & Otunba Bimbo Ashiru

 Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner for Health Lagos State, extending greetings to
Emeritus Prof. Oluwole Akande

 Former Senate President and Former Governor, Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki,
exchanging pleasantries with Emeritus Prof. and Prof. Mrs. Akande

A cross-section of the audience participating at the event 

Former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole FAS, on a tour of the centre with
Dr Toyin Akande-Ajala, Ajoke Silva, Dr Kemi Ogunyemi & other guests

Presentation on JBS Gerontology Centre by Dr Toyin Akande-Ajala.

A cross section of the crowd. More than 300 attended physically and several hundred watched online.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General World Trade Organisation, delivering her goodwill message

Chief Medical Director of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Professor Wasiu Adeyemo,
representing the Honourable Minister for Health, Professor Ali Pate and delivering his address.

CoMUI Alumnus, Dr Dayo Lajide, Perm. Sec. for Health Lagos State (Left),
with another key member of the Ministry for Health Lagos State.

Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, delivering his goodwill message.

Professor Isaac Adewole, former Minister for Health & former Vice Chancellor,
University of Ibadan, delivering the keynote address

Senator Bukola Saraki, former Senate President & Past Governor of Kwara State speaking to the press

Emeritus Professor & Professor Mrs. Akande with the CMD of LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo
(representing the Honourable Minister for Health, Prof Ali Pate)

Professor Isaac Adewole & Professor Mrs. Akande

Her Excellency Bamidele Abiodun, First Lady of Ogun State, giving the opening address

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