"Lafiya" loosely translates to "overall vitality/well-being" in Yoruba (Alafia) and Hausa, languages that originate in West Africa and are commonly spoken in Nigeria.
Lafiya Health was established with the intent to talk about issues that have an effect on the physical and mental health within minority communities. A lot of issues disproportionately impact minority groups, especially those with African and Caribbean ancestry, with majority of reasons being due to systematic, cultural and social influences - this platform was created to form a "hub" for education. Being a minority in Britain is a unique experience, and often, the generic lens is not quite fitting - which leaves space for exclusion. Lafiya Health aims to create informative, inclusive and relatable content to bridge the gap and create more favourable outcomes for all!
Meet the Team
Meet the stars behind Lafiya Health!