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Cholera outbreak strikes Lagos State: Urgent response underway

Lagos State is grappling with a cholera outbreak, as announced by the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. The recent tweet revealed that 350 suspected cases have emerged across 29 wards in various Local Government Areas (LGAs), with 17 confirmed cases and a concerning death toll of 15. The outbreak has prompted an immediate Read More…

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Nigeria to launch Electronic Blood Management System amidst blood donation milestone

In a significant move to revolutionise the healthcare system, Nigeria is set to introduce an Electronic Blood Management System (EBMS) to enhance the delivery of blood services across the nation. This announcement was made by Prof. Muhammad Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, during a press briefing marking the 2024 World Blood Read More…

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Battling cholera in Lagos

What you need to know The cholera epidemic in Lagos has been a significant concern. As of a recent report, there have been cases of severe gastroenteritis reported in communities around Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe LGA. This has resulted in approximately 60 hospital admissions and five deaths, primarily from patients presenting late Read More…

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Cholera Outbreak: 1,141 suspected cases, 65 confirmed, 30 deaths reported nationwide

As of June 11, Nigeria has reported alarming figures of cholera outbreaks, with 1,141 suspected cases and 65 confirmed cases resulting in 30 deaths across 96 Local Government Areas in 30 states including Lagos. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has issued a stern warning regarding the increased spread of cholera through Read More…

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Nigerian Swimmer Akinrodoye Dare triumphs: Conquering the Third Mainland Bridge

A Remarkable Feat for Mental Health Awareness Akinrodoye Dare, known as Coach Dreh, etched his name in history by completing an extraordinary swim across the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. In a daring feat that lasted two hours and 33 minutes, he covered the entire 11.8-kilometre length of the bridge, defying all odds and raising awareness about mental health, suicide, Read More…

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King Charles’ cancer diagnosis sparks national concern

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed hope for King Charles’ full recovery as news of his cancer diagnosis emerged, triggering an outpouring of support from global leaders. The monarch, aged 75, faces treatment after Buckingham Palace revealed his health condition, drawing attention to the state of Britain’s healthcare system. Sunak conveyed his sentiments, stating, “All Read More…

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New York City declares social media a public health hazard, Mayor urges action

In a groundbreaking move, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced on Wednesday the city’s official designation of social media as a public health hazard, citing its detrimental effects on youth mental health, Washington Post reports. “Companies like TikTok, YouTube, Facebook are fueling a mental health crisis by designing their platforms with addictive and Read More…

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Lagos State unveils ambitious plans for New Massey Street Children’s Hospital

In a proactive move to oversee the advancement of crucial medical infrastructure projects in Lagos State, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, conducted a thorough inspection visit on Saturday to the construction site of the 130-bed new Massey Street Children’s Hospital on Read More…

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LASCOPA issues warning after viral video exposes unsanitary practices in plantain chips processing

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has raised an alarm regarding the safety of fried plantains, commonly known as “Plantain Chips,” urging consumers to exercise caution due to recent revelations of unwholesome practices in their processing. In a statement released today, LASCOPA expressed deep concern following a viral online video that captured a plantain Read More…

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Lagos Government announces plans for Medical University to curb health sector brain drain

The Lagos State Government revealed its forthcoming establishment of a medical university aimed at bolstering the training of healthcare professionals and mitigating the issue of brain drain in the health sector. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during the inauguration of the Femi Gbajabiamila General Hospital in Surulere. Governor Sanwo-Olu highlighted the significance of the medical Read More…