How Lagos Will Achieve Universal Health Coverage By Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, spoke at the yearly symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) where he assured the audience of his administration’s willingness to pursue actions and policy frameworks that’ll help the state improve on universal health coverage indices. The week-long event with the theme: “Strengthening Health Research Education and Service Delivery for…

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Sanwo-Olu Kicks Off Free Medical Exercise Friday

Wale JAGUN The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Friday flag off a free healthcare programme targeted at combating organ impairment and life-threatening ailments among children. The initiative falls within the pillar in the Governor’s vision to improve access to quality healthcare in the state. The programme will be held in seven Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state for six days, during which beneficiaries will be screened and treated for observed illnesses. The free medical mission is being held in collaboration with Healthcare Mission International, a…

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Lagos Seals Illegal Traditional Medicine Facilities In Ikorodu

The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board has sealed the facilities of illegal traditional medicine practitioners in Ikorodu area of the State in its quest to rid Lagos of unwholesome practices. Speaking on the exercise, Mr. Kemi Kadiku, Director of LSTMB, stated that members of its Task Force acted on the information received from representatives in Ikorodu Local Government Area where the team discovered many fake and unregistered facilities. According to him, “Our Task Force gang got reliable information from our men on ground at Ikorodu that many Traditional Medicine practitioners…

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LASG Holds Maternal, Newborn Health Week

Lagos State government is set to reduce Child Morbidity and Mortality as it marks the 2019 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Week which is geared towards the provision of health interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child health care in the State. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves made this known at a press conference held today at the Ministry, stating that the government remains committed to providing interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child health in the State as maternal, peri-natal and child health is…

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You Will Live To Fulfill Your Destiny –Hon. Benson tells Ganiyat

Kunle ADELABU The representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Babajimi Benson, today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, visited Ganiyat Sanni, the girl with kidney problem, at the Medical Emergency hall of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja,  and assured her and her family that she will survive her present condition. The two term lawmaker, who arrived the hospital at 11.30 in the company of Mr Bayo Oteju, his Senior Legislative Aide, was welcome by members of Ganiyat family and members of the #SaveGaniyatSanni…

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Polio Eradication: Lagos To Issue Executive Order To Administer Vaccines On Private Schools Pupils

/The Lagos State Government on Monday disclosed that an Executive Order would soon be signed to compel owners of private primary  schools in the state to give unrestricted access to polio eradication officers into their premises to administer anti-polio vaccines on their pupils so as to protect them against the killer disease. The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat disclosed this when he received in audience, the Incident Manager at the Nigerian National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication, Dr. Usman Adamu and the team leader of the WHO…

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Lagos Kicks Off Second Round Of 2019 Polio Vaccination Campaign

Our Reporter The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commenced the Second round of 2019 Polio Vaccination Campaign which was preceded by a sensitisation training for health reporters, journalists, and correspondents ahead of the statewide polio vaccine administration. Speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Tayo Lawal pointed out that tremendous progress has been made in the drive to eradicate polio and drastically reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Lawal said that the objectives of the campaign are…

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Ganiyat’s Kidney Failure: Gov Sanwo-Olu Should Please Assist With My Daughter’s Surgery – Ganiyat’s Mother

Kunle ADELABU -Hon. Solaja pledges governor’s intervention, donates N100, 000 Mrs Iyabo Afusat Sanni, the mother of Ganiyat, the girl who has problem with her two kidneys, has appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for assistance for her daughter’s  kidney transplant operation. She made the appeal through the representative of Ikorodu Constituency II, Hon. Nurudeen Solaja,  when the lawmaker paid a courtesy visit to her residence in Imota in the company of members of THE IMPACT Group special committee that is championing the #SaveGaniyatSanni campaign. In Hon.…

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Kidney Transplant: Imota Council, School Promise To Support Ganiyat’s Surgery

Kunle ADELABU -Hon. Agoro donates cash for her dialysis More supports have continued to pour in for the medical treatment of Ganiyat Sanni, the 17 year old Senior Secondary School 3 student of Imota Community Grammar School suffering from heart problem. Hon. Wasiu Agoro, the Chairman, Imota Local Council Development Area (LCDA), on Monday, June 3,2019, made a cash donation of N100, 000. 00 towards her weekly dialysis, while also promising that the council would make financial contribution towards her kidney transplant. The council helmsman made the cash donation when…

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Kidney Failure: Ganiyat Has Emaciated, Needs Urgent Support –Chairman, #SaveGaniyatSanni

Kunle ADELABU -Doctor recommends inclusion of marrow in her surgery Mrs Funke Awoyemi, the Chairman of THE IMPACT Group committee setup to raise fund for the kidney transplant and upkeep of the 17 year old kidney failure victim, Miss Ganiyat Sanni, has presented a gloomy picture of the current situation of the victim . Ganiyat was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) by the committee last Sunday night when her mum raised alarm over her condition. She has since being admitted at the hospital. During a visit…

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