Tag Archives: EVD

Lagos State Set To Deploy Health Workers To Sierra Leone To Help Curtail Ebola

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it was finalising arrangements to deploy some health workers who helped in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state to Sierra Leone. The Governor, Babatunde Fashola, made the announcement in Ikeja while speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2,700 days of his administration…

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Ebola: Nigeria To Train 15 Health Workers From West Africa’s Worst Hit Countries

Nigeria will train 15 health workers from three West African countries worst-hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), health minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday, September 2nd, 2014. Nigeria appears to have successfully contained its Ebola outbreak and the response model has become a reference point to other affected countries. Mr. Chukwu spoke to the News…

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US Medical Experts Undergo Research To Unravel How Nigeria Curtailed Ebola

Stunned by the entrance of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into America, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention has despatched its personnel to study how Nigeria contained the killer disease. The US reported on Tuesday that it has discovered a case of EVD in Dallas, Texas, but its health officials said “the…

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Doyin Okupe Explains Why Dr. Adadevoh’s Name Was Excluded From The National Honours

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, last week, approved the award of National Honours to deserving individuals in various categories. Read it here. The omission of Dr. Adadevoh drew criticism from commentators who argued that she should have been honoured posthumously. The presidency has stated that it cannot bestow the National Honours Award  posthumously on Dr. Ameyo…

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Change Of September 22 Resumption Date For Private & Public Schools Likely

The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that a postponement of the September 22 resumption date for private and public primary/secondary schools in the country was likely. The house explained that it had directed its Committee on Education to take “another look” at the date in view of the fact that the outbreak of the…

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Federal Government Reopens First Consultant Hospital Where Patrick Sawyer Died, Declares It Fit For Operations

This comes after rumours stating weeks back that the government was going to reopen the medical centre. According to reports, the federal government of Nigeria has ordered the reopening of First Consultant Hospital located in Obalende, Lagos Nigeria. This happens to be the same hospital where Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the Ebola Virus Disease…

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi Apportions N300 Million To Combat Ebola Outbreak

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that his administration has released over N300m to fight the Ebola virus. Amaechi disclosed this on Tuesday when the Country Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, Mr. Rui Vaz, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt. The governor also…

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Ebola: Minister Of Health Confirms Death Of Another Doctor In Rivers State

The Federal Government, Thursday, confirmed that the doctor that died in a hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, died of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the doctor contacted the disease after treating a patient who came in contact with Patrick Sawyer, the…

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President Goodluck Jonathan Condemns Stigmatization Of Victims With Ebola

President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over the recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. At a meeting with a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, David Navarro, on Wednesday, the president criticised the discriminatory actions, especially the one that forced the Nigerian team to the Youth…

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