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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wiki Loves health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria (ID: 22395291)

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statusNot funded
Wiki Loves health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria
proposed start date2024-01-16
proposed end date2024-02-17
budget (local currency)1590000 NGN
budget (USD)2016 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Tesleemah
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)




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Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wiki Loves health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-01-16 - 2024-02-17

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Wiki Loves Africa

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

A health professional, healthcare professional, or healthcare worker is a provider of health care treatment and advice based on formal training and experience. The field includes those who work as a nurse, physician (such as family physician, internist, obstetrician, psychiatrist, radiologist, surgeon etc.), physician assistant, registered dietitian, veterinarian, veterinary technician, optometrist, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dentist, midwife, psychologist, audiologist, healthcare scientist, or who perform services in allied health professions. There is inadequate content about the different health professionals and health institutes like hospitals in Nigeria on Wikipedia and the existing Categories of Nigerian health professionals https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Nigerian_health_professionalsdoes not reflect the actual statistics of Nigerian health professionals in public and private health sectors in Nigeria. For instance, only Aliyu Usman El-Nafaty https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliyu_Usman_El-Nafaty is listed as Nigerian health writer and Uche Ikonne https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uche_Ikonne is the only Nigerian optometrist listed on Wikipedia with refer. It is also discovered that there is an incomplete categorization of health professionals in Nigeria . More so, There is no list of Nigerian health professionals on Wikipedia . The list of hospitals in Nigeria on Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_Nigeria shows there is still need to create articles for Etta Atlantic Memorial Hospital, Lekfad Medical Centre, UDUTH Sokoto, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. In a query carried out on Wikidata query builder for notable health professionals in Nigeria, https://w.wiki/7yV the result indicated only 7 hospitals with a lot of missing statements that can assist researchers and readers. Also in another query run to check the list of hospitals in Nigeria,https://w.wiki/7yVj, Over 300 out of 500 hospitals in Nigeria has missing items. This project will help correct and improve;

the incomplete categorization of Nigerian health professionals the existing Wikidata items about Nigerian health professionals the existing Wikidata items about Nigerian health Institutes

This project will;

Enable health professionals and medical students to become content creators on Wikipedia other than being retrievers, disseminators, and verifiers of information on Wikipedia and wikidata. Wiki Loves Nigerian health professionals aims at bridging gap that exists about health professionals and hospitals on Wikipedia. This event will bring together health professionals training in various institutions in Nigeria both physically and virtually. Approaches

Training and Recruiting new editors: The program would train 50 volunteers on how to positively contribute to articles relating to Nigeria health professional and hospitals in Nigeria Closing Knowledge Gaps: The training would close the knowledge gaps by digging deep into some notable but forgotten Nigeria health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria on Wikipedia and Wikidata.

Closing Gender Gaps: The training would also equipped the participants with the necessary materials and guidelines to improve and create articles about Nigeria health professionals who are women in Nigeria.

Improving existing articles: Most of the articles about Nigeria health professionals and health insistutions in Nigeria are stubs. They lack appropriate categorisation, no description and are without images. The participants would be trained on how to successfully contribute to them.

Creating articles: The project's team are volunteers who have displayed extraordinary mastery of creating notable and qualitative articles. You can check it here and here. The participants would be highly trained to be able to identify and create notable and qualitative articles.

Edit-a-thon: After the editors have been trained on how to create and improve articles related to Nigeria health professionals, there will be a closely monitored edit-a-thon that would be used to massively improve Wikipedia and it's sisters' project of Wikipedia and Wikidata.

Feedback: Google forms would be created to generate feedback from the participants and ther perception towards the Campaign in a form of Post survey

Lastly, these are the links that would be used as resources during the event; https://hfr.health.gov.ng/facilities/hospitals-list https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5346888/#:~:text=In%201985%2C%20Professor%20Olikoye%20Ransome,launched%20in%201988%20(3) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WnvbEwHAcDSD8w0D2LjLGS0jM-asbwRIuhK9vnc9fgY/edit?usp=drivesdk https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iJwmx8ZzxrJ3RlK0Sy85Qjq5SUVROI-lMeyhEmBNaMo/edit?usp=drivesdk https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zV7DXxmfrAEuIOF9Jt6KQHQP-E5SWmYr/edit?usp=drivesdk&ouid=112148448026670238048&rtpof=true&sd=true

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

The project will run for a period of one month. Wiki Loves Health professionals and hospitals in Nigeria will consist of six different sessions:

1.Two days of an in-person (physical) workshop: Since the training involves creating articles on English Wikipedia which needed the right guidelines and trainings to avoid vandalism. There will be two-day in-person workshops aim to provide participants with a foundational understanding of Wikipedia, Wikidata, and the Commons wiki. During the trainings, the participants would be exposed to both general and specific notability guidelines, sourcing for reliable references, writing from objective point of view etc. This would be done by three facilitators.

2. Two (2) series of online reinforcement training: To adequately provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and abilities for editing on Wikipedia, Wikicommons, etc. One online facilitator will use the online portions to polish the new editors' flaws and improve their editing abilities.

3 Edit-a-thon:. After the two days of in-person training and the two days of online instruction, there will be a two-week time for the participants to edit and put their newly acquired knowledge into practise.

4. Review and award presentation: After the edit-a-thon, three days would be used for review session. The Edit-a-thon winners would be awarded with gift vouchers.

Here is the timeline of the project to aid planning and ensure that activities are conducted efficiently.

To ensure the success of the project and to reach more health professionals in training, we have collaborated with Organizations such as Health4all Iniative, Nigeria Medical Association, Nigeria Optometric Association, Nigeria Radiograpy Association, who assure their members participating in the project and provide list of resources needed to ensure success of the project.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Tesleemah (Project Lead Organizer and Facilitator):Tesleemah is an experienced editor who has improved upon a good number of articles related to health professionals and translate more into Yoruba Language. She was the project lead of Wikimedia Awareness in Akure. She is one of the core organizers of Wikiclimate Campus Tour Nigeria project, One of the participants of the just concluded African growth pilot organized by the Wikimedia Foundation, she is a Certified Organiser for organizer lab. She is an experienced Wikimedia projects editor and was a training Associate with Free Knowledge Africa. Outside Wikipedia,Tesleemah is a medical student with over 6 years experience who has worked with different health related organizations such as Optometry mails, Food and Gene iniative among others. Her role as the Admin of a group of Medics with over 800 medical students and health professionals will help in recruiting new medical editors who will contribute towards the project. As an experienced Wikimedian who has organized and facilitated several Wikimedia events, Tesleemah will play a crucial role as the project lead organizer. She will oversee the planning, coordination, and implementation of the project activities. Additionally,Tesleemah will bring her expertise to lead some of the training sessions, sharing her knowledge and insights with the participants. Her experience and familiarity with Wikimedia initiatives make her well-suited for guiding the project's overall direction and ensuring its success. Role: She is the project lead and oversee the success of the project

Taoheedah (Trainer- Online and Offline): Taoheedah is an experienced Editor who will take on the role of the project's trainer for both online and offline sessions. With her expertise in Wikipedia and training experience. She will ensure that participants gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to contribute effectively to Wikimedia projects.Taoheedah's ability to conduct training sessions both online and offline will provide flexibility and accessibility, catering to different learning preferences and logistical constraints. Outside Wikipedia, Taoheedah is the founder of health4all iniative, an NGO in Nigeria that has over 300 individuals who are health professionals in training and practise .

Role: Trainer and logistics Manager

Abdullahalaba is the project lead of Wikimedia Promotion in Lead city University where he is a radiography in training, a health related course which deal with the study of, he possesses a wealth of experience in the realm of Wikimedia projects. His expertise as a Wikimedia Project Facilitator has been instrumental in fostering the growth of the Wikimedia community. Notably, he conducted enlightening sessions during the Wikimedia Promotion event in Akure, resulting in the retention of over 50 editors who subsequently made valuable contributions to Wikimedia projects. His proficiency as a Seasoned Trainer was on full display during the Promotion in Akure, where he skillfully imparted knowledge to participants, enabling them to navigate Wikidata items effectively. His commitment to the Wikimedia cause extends beyond these events, as he has actively engaged in a diverse array of Wikimedia projects, including Wiki Loves Library, Wikimedia Promotion in Lagos, Afrosport Nigeria, Wiki Climate Campus Tour, Afrocreatives Wikiprojects, and Wiki for Human Rights, among others. His contributions to these initiatives have been nothing short of remarkable. As a medical student and a Wikipedia editor, he will serve as the communication manager by reaching out to his fellow colleagues who will contribute immensely towards the project. outside wiki, he is a member of Nigeria Radiography Association and Medical world. Role: Communication officer

Ibjaja055 will coordinate the online sessions.He is an experienced Wikimedia projects editor. He was the project lead of the Wikimedia Promotions in Federal University of Kashere. Ibjaja055 is also the project lead for Wiki Loves AfroDemics (Nigeria). He was one of the facilitators of Wikimedia promotion in Akure and also one the local coordinator of Wikiclimatecampustour project. Role(s) : Facilitator and Trainer

Dr Chinwe - (Advisory body) An health professional with over 15 years experience, has been briefed about the project, he is not a Wikimedia editor however he will be introduced to the free encyclopedia during the project . He will serve as advisory body for the team as he is familiar with other health professionals and institutions, Also he will serve as intermediary in reaching the rest of the professionals who are interested in the project. Role : He will play advisory roles

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

The target participants are health professionals in training from Nigeria and we would release Google forms of call for application before the activities. Fifty participants would be selected and trained for the program.After the activities, the WhatsApp group created would be maintained for continuous mentoring and to expose them to similar projects in the future. Also after the project,participants will be introduced to editing medical contents which requires the MEDRS guide which will aid successful projects related to that in the future.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

1.The General friendly space policy for Wikimedia events will be summarized and to be read at the beginning of each event. The event will adhere to the Wikimedia-friendly space policy during the event. The Wikimedia-friendly space policy and UCoC will be distributed to participants before the event starts. The event also promises to be safe and conducive.

2.People of age 14 or younger will be allowed register for the training since the target participants are health professionals in training and practise in Nigeria
3.Mature content such as violent or sexually explicit imagery will not be displayed in public areas of the venue.
4.I will make the copies of the youth safety plan available for event attendees.
5.I will ensure the physical events comply with all local laws and regulations that apply to young attendees.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

The project idea has been discussed with the community members through the Discussion pages of the Nigeria Wikimedians User Group. Here is the link https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria#Wiki_loves_Health_professionals_and_hospitals_in_Nigeria Additionally, it has been shared in the relevant WhatsApp Group for more direct communication. These discussions signify community engagement and collaboration in the project's implementation.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

Did the project train new and existing editors?

Did the project close knowledge gap by improving Nigerian health professionals and hospitals articles?

Did the project close gender gaps relating to Nigerian health professionals and hospitals?

Did the project create new articles related to Nigerian health professionals and hospitals?

Did the project improves new articles related to Nigerian health professionals and hospitals?

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 100 Total number of participants during the physical training
Number of editors 50 30 old editors and 20 new editors
Number of organizers 5 Facilitators and Volunteers
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 100
Wikidata 50
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

50 Wikipedia articles :30 newly created articles and 20 improved articles

100 wikicommon : 100 pictures related to health professionals and hospitals will be uploaded

50 wikidata items : 40 new Wikidata items will be Created and 10 existing missing data items will be worked on.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

I will use WMF Dashboard tool and project Meta page

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

1590000 NGN

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

2016 USD

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