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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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Tuberculosis Control Program

TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAM Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease caused by any of the several species of Mycobacterium referred to as tubercle bacillus. Nigeria is currently ranked 3rd among the 22 highest-burdened countries in the world and the 1st in Africa. In Nigeria, Lagos State carries 8.4% of Nigeria’s TB burden and consistently has been responsible for about 11% of …

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MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION PROGRAMME (MCMR)

LAGOS STATE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION (MCMR) PROGRAM LAGOS STATE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION (MCMR) PROGRAM: GOOD PRACTICES MEMO BACKGROUND/RATIONALE Nigeria is one of the 187 countries that signed the Millennium Declaration in 2000 with the aim of reducing the 8 identified goals/targets substantially by 2015. With the deadline for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals rapidly …

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THE INVESTMENT CASE (IC) DOCUMENT

THE INVESTMENT CASE (IC) DOCUMENT SUMMARY OF THE INVESTMENT CASE (IC) DOCUMENT ORIGIN OF THE IC: In a bid to strengthen the performance of the Health Sector, the Ministry of Health initiated a collaborative effort with UNICEF to organise a 2-day Investment Case Advocacy and Health Partners Forum in December 2010. OBJECTIVES OF THE IC: THE INVESTMENT CASE is essential …

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LAGOS STATE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION (MCMR) PROGRAM

LAGOS STATE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION (MCMR) PROGRAM LAGOS STATE MATERNAL AND CHILD MORTALITY REDUCTION (MCMR) PROGRAM: GOOD PRACTICES MEMO BACKGROUND/RATIONALE Nigeria is one of the 187 countries that signed the Millennium Declaration in 2000 with the aim of reducing the 8 identified goals/targets substantially by 2015. With the deadline for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals rapidly …

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CHILD NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION PROGRAM (SCHOOL MILK PROGRAM)

CHILD NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION PROGRAM (SCHOOL MILK PROGRAM) In February 2003, the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu initiated the Child Nutritional Supplementation Program with its first phase as the School Milk Programme. The programme was designed to provide 10 fluid oz of constituted milk drink to primary one pupil in the State Public Primary Schools, …

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