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  • Sanwo-Olu warns Lagosians against littering, vandalism

    …Launches environmental awareness campaign Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned residents against littering drains and vandalizing manholes. Speaking on Sunday at the Campos playground on Odunlami Street during the launch of a community-based environmental sanitation awareness program, the Governor emphasized the need for residents to prioritize environmental cleanliness. Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed concern over the widespread littering observed during his…

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  • UNIOSUN students donate educational materials, others to special need school

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Students of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) have donated educational materials and other aids to improve the lives of students with special needs in Ikoyi, Isokan Local Government of Osun State. The final-year students, who were on an outreach mission under the auspices of CMS 404: Development Communication,…

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  • Lagos to reintroduce monthly environmental sanitation

    Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the return of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise. Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, recently announced the decision, noting that the State Executive Council has also endorsed the reintroduction. Wahab stated that the sanitation exercise would commence in July, with an official announcement from the governor expected soon. In a 21-second…

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  • NACA, NASS collaborate on sustainable HIV response strategies

    NACA director (C) flanked by other attendees By Kunle Sanni The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has announced a strategic partnership with USAID, UNAIDS, and Jhpiego to host a two-day retreat alongside the House of Representatives’ Committee on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (ATM). The event, themed “Leadership for Sustainability of the HIV Response: The Role of the…

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  • Lagos speaks on decline in Cholera cases

    By Innocent Raphael The Lagos State Government has announced a notable reduction in daily cholera cases following a recent spike, though it acknowledges continued low-grade community transmission, with a few cases still presenting at hospitals. This update was provided by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, during a briefing on the cholera outbreak after the ‘One Health’ inter-governmental…

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  • How family planning helped my child bearing journey- 20yr old mother of two

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin A twenty year old mother of two, Sadia Aminu has explained how family planning has helped her child bearing journey. She disclosed that she up took Intra Uterine Devices (IUD), method of family planning. Aminu said she got the gospel of family planning when she went for immunisation some years ago. The housewife whose first child…

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  • NAFDAC shuts down two sachet water factories in Owerri for unhygienic conditions

    By Innocent Raphael The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down two sachet water factories in Owerri due to unhygienic operating environments. The enforcement action was part of a routine inspection conducted on Friday in the Imo state capital. The affected factories, Elmabo Table Water and Sylchap Enterprise Table Water, were sealed for poor manufacturing…

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  • FG launches National Cancer Registry Regulations  

    Kunle Sanni The Federal Ministry of Health has announced that cancer is now a notifiable disease in Nigeria. This declaration, was made by the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Tunji Alausa, at the launching of the NCRR workshop in Abuja. He stated that the scheme will improve access to real-time data, promote early detection through timely diagnosis…

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  • Kaduna records 118 suspected cases of Cholera 

    The Kaduna State Incidence Manager and Director of Epidemiology at the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Kabir Suleiman on Wednesday, revealed that the state has recorded 118 suspected cases of Cholera. He also said it is fully prepared to prevent its spread and other vaccine-preventable outbreaks in the state. According to the agency, it has also activated its Incidence…

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  • Minister canvasses multi-sectoral approach to forestall cholera outbreak 

    The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Ali Pate, has called for a multi-sectorial approach to forestall outbreak of infectious diseases like Cholera, Typhoid Fever and Tuberculosis. He said the approach should not only be biomedical which is curative, noting that many diseases are socially determined, hence, the right public policies must be put in place to…

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