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2017 MINISTERIAL PRESS BRIEFING

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT MINISTRY OF HEALTH   ANNUAL MINISTERIAL REPORT  BY  HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, DR. JIDE IDRIS Thursday, 20th April, 2017 by 10:00 a.m. at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat.   The Account of the Activities in The Health Sector for the Second Year Anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode- led Administration in Office.     MANDATE OF …

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LAGOS STATE DEBUNKS MEDIA REPORTS ON DEATHS FROM MENINGITIS

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has debunked media reports that two deaths have been recorded as a result of meningitis attack in the State. Idris, while speaking recently during a review of the State’s activities to curtail the spread of the meningitis epidemic said, “the report carried by some newspapers and online platforms is untrue and …

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LAGOS MEDICAL MISSION TEAM PROVIDES FREE SERVICES

… Mission Continues in Ikeja, Apapa, Others No fewer than 43,694 residents from five Local Governments and eight Local Council Development Areas comprising Ojo, Oto-Awori, Iba, Badagry, Badagry-West, Olorunda, Oshodi, Isolo, Ejigbo, Amuwo-Odofin, Oriade, Ajeromi and Ifelodun have benefitted from the on-going Lagos Health Mission programme; a medical intervention sponsored by the State government to provide free healthcare services to …

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STATE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MONITORING UNIT (SEHMU)

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MONITORING UNIT (SEHMU) The issue of corpses and dead animals on our roads and highways inherited from the immediate past administration constituted an irritating, embarrassing and environmentally unpleasant sight not to mention its public health implications. Though, removal of corpses from the highways is the statutory responsibility of local government councils, neglect of this activity by the …

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SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM

SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM The School Health programme was designed to ensure that the school pupils are as healthy as possible and to obtain the maximum benefit from his/her education with the learning environment safe and conducive for learning. The school Health services are grouped under preventive and curative services provided for the pupils and staff within the school setting. The …

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FREE MEDICAL MISSIONS

FREE MEDICAL MISSIONS INTRODUCTION Geographically, Lagos State is the smallest state in Nigeria but paradoxically it has one of the fastest growing populations in Nigeria. This fact has inadvertently increased the disease burden of the people of Lagos. According to the Alma-Ata declaration, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of …

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State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU)

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MONITORING UNIT (SEHMU) The issue of corpses and dead animals on our roads and highways inherited from the immediate past administration constituted an irritating, embarrassing and environmentally unpleasant sight not to mention its public health implications. Though, removal of corpses from the highways is the statutory responsibility of local government councils, neglect of this activity by the …

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State-Wide Hypertension And Diabetes Screening

STATE-WIDE HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES SCREENING Introduction Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the systemic arterial blood pressure is raised. Hypertension is classified as either primary/essential hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90–95% of cases are categorized as “primary hypertension,” which means high blood pressure with no obvious medical cause. The remaining 5–10% of cases is …

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The Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods)

THE PHARMACEUTICAL INSPECTORATE UNIT (TASK FORCE ON COUNTERFEIT, FAKE DRUGS AND UNWHOLESOME PROCESSED FOODS) The Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) is the enforcing arm of the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services in the State. It is charged with the responsibility of enforcing Laws and Regulations that govern Inspection activities for the purpose of registration of Pharmaceutical premises both Pharmacies and Patent Medicine …

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The Service Charter Initiative

THE SERVICE CHARTER INITIATIVE Lagos State Ministry of Health Service Charter Introduction In its quest for a truly citizen – centered public service, the Lagos State government adopted a service charter initiative to articulate its commitment to evolve a more effective and efficient public service in the State. The initiative stipulates the development of service charters by all Ministries, Departments …

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