Sanwo-Olu Charges AIDS Agency To Track 60, 000 Untreated HIV Victims

The Lagos State Government is on the trail of about 60,000 people, who tested positive to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) but did not go back for treatment. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu charged the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) to find the individuals for immediate antiretroviral therapy. The Governor gave the charge on Wednesday at the inauguration of the State’s HIV Consortium Group held at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel in Victoria Island. The event also featured the formal dissemination of disaggregated Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). Sanwo-Olu said the…

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Lagos Restates Commitment To Reduce Maternal, Child Mortality

Lagos State Government has restated its commitment to reducing Maternal and Child Mortality indices as it commences 2019 Maternal and Child Health Week geared towards the provision of health interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child healthcare. Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, while briefing the press on the modalities of the Maternal and Child Health Week at Ikeja, stated that the present administration is committed to providing interventions surrounding maternal, newborn and child health in the State as, according to him, “Maternal, peri-natal and child health are the most important…

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Polio: Lagos Inaugurates Taskforce

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Monday, inaugurated the State Taskforce on Polio Eradication and Immunisation, stating that non-compliance is not only against humanity but an act against God. Performing the inauguration at the Round House, Dr. Hamzat averred that the real responsibility of government lies in meeting the exigencies of convincing Lagosians to accept immunisation voluntarily, rather than at the behest of pressures from officials. While urging religious leaders, whether Muslims, Christians or Traditionalists, to embrace routine immunisation as a core focus of preaching, the Deputy Governor…

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Oriwu At 70: Massive Turnout Besieged Anniversary’s ‘Walk For Fitness’, Novelty Match

Kunle ADELABU The second day of the week-long celebration in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the premier college in Ikorodu Division, Oriwu College, witnessed a massive turnout of both former and current students of the school as a marathon ‘Walk for fitness’ round major streets in the division and a novelty match were held on Saturday, October 26,2019. As early as  7am , former students of the school had started arriving their alma mata’s premises which was the takeoff point for the ‘walk for fitness’ , and by 8.30am,…

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Lagos Perfects Model For Primary Health Care Revitalisation

Lagos State Government has developed and perfected a model for Primary Health Care System revitalisation to enhance sustainable health care delivery and achieve universal health coverage. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made the disclosure today at a Press Parley on the agenda of the Sanwo-Olu led administration in the health sector, noting that the model is anchored on the upgrade of existing primary health centres, construction of new ones in riverine and hard-to-reach areas, recruitment of more health workers, strengthening of the referral system and human resource development…

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Thousands Of Ikorodu Residents ‘Walk For Fitness’ To Kick Start 29th Oga Day Carnival

Wale JAGUN & Olatunji ADEMOLA As part of the activities to kick start the 2019 Ikorodu-Oga Day Carnival, the Chairman, Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS), Otunba Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru led other members of IKODASS executives and over one thousand Ikorodu residents on a marathon fitness walk round the town on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The walk, tagged, ‘Walk Together, Keep Fit Together ‘, was designed to sensitize the public on the week-long carnival scheduled to start on November 9. The walk, which took off at 7:30am at Ikorodu Town hall, saw…

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Monkey Pox: Lagos Alerts Public, Calls For Precautionary Measures

Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkey pox which was recently reported in the State. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this earlier on in the week during the biosecurity update meeting on the situation report of Monkey Pox disease in the State, urged residents to observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene especially through…

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Photo News: IKODASS Walk For Fitness 2019

Olatunji ADEMOLA Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, the Chairman of the Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS) on Saturday, October 19, 2019, led other executive members and hundreds of residents on walk for fitness in Ikorodu. The walk which is part of the activities heralding the 2019 annual Ikorodu-Oga Dat Carnival is tagged, “Walk together, keep fit together”.

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LASG To Extend Mental Health Services To Primary Health Care Level

Lagos State Government said it will extend mental healthcare services to the primary health care level in furtherance of efforts to increase access to mental healthcare in the State. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this during a recorded broadcast to commemorate this year’s World Mental Health Day, said that the State Government recognises the need to strengthen mental healthcare delivery and eradicate the difficulties in accessing mental health services which occur as a result of reluctance in seeking medical attention and lack of knowledge about…

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Register For Health Insurance Scheme, Sanwo-Olu Appeals To Lagos Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made a passionate call to all residents of the State to register for the Health Insurance Scheme introduced by the government towards ensuring improved healthcare delivery. Subscription to the scheme, Sanwo-Olu said, would enable the Government prioritise its healthcare programmes to enhance its quality and affordability to the residents. The Governor made the call at the ongoing Medic West Africa Conference at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island. Sanwo-Olu said the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as a condition to…

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