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UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 RESPONSE, VACCINATION STRATEGY AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW GUIDELINES TO ENFORCE MANDATORY ISOLATION FOR TRAVELERS IN LAGOS STATE

Update on the Lagos State COVID-19 Response. The Lagos State Government has continued to strengthen its response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a resolve to mitigate the oncoming of a possible 3rd wave, as seen in countries with similar experiences, albeit working with the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19. As …

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LAGOS TRAINS OVER 15,000 HEALTH WORKERS

… Employs Over 1,200 Health Professionals  No fewer than 15,000 health workers in Lagos State have undergone various capacity building exercises, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Training, Seminars and Continuous Medical Education (CME) programmes geared towards improving efficiency, service delivery and client satisfaction at all levels of healthcare delivery, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin …

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LAGOS COMMENCES MASS DEWORMING OF SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

… Targets 1.3 Million in 10 Endemic LGAs Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Health and in partnership with a non-governmental Organisation, Evidence Action, on Tuesday, commenced mass deworming for the treatment and prevention of Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) in 10 Local Government Areas of the State. Speaking during the official flag-off of …

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PRESS STATEMENT TO COMMEMORATE 2021 WORLD MALARIA DAY IN LAGOS STATE

Every 25th April, World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated to create massive awareness on the global burden of malaria and to mobilize support for the Roll Back Malaria strategies. World Malaria Day presents opportunity for state and non-state stakeholders to renew commitment to malaria elimination. The theme for 2021 World Malaria Day commemoration is “Zero Malaria – Draw the line …

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PRESS STATEMENT ON CONCLUSION OF FIRST HALF, PHASE ONE COVID VACCINATION EXERCISE

 Lagos Concludes First Dose Vaccination Exercise. Over 257,000 Persons Inoculated Second Dose Exercise Commences in May   Lagos State has concluded the first half of phase one COVID vaccination campaign – in line with the directive of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA). The exercise began on March 12. The conclusion of the first phase, which took an average …

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LAGOS TASKS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON SAFE BLOOD TRANSFUSION PRACTICES

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has tasked all health workers and stakeholders in the blood transfusion chain on the need to strictly adhere to safe blood transfusion practices and ensure patient safety in procedures. Abayomi gave the advice over the weekend during a virtual workshop on Safe Blood Transfusion …

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COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH VISITS LASUTH TO INSPECT ONGOING PROJECTS, INFRASTRUCTURE 

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has visited the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to inspect ongoing projects and assess existing infrastructure in the hospital. Speaking during the visit, Prof Abayomi appreciated the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo, for effective management of the hospital despite the numerous …

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LAGOS DEVELOPS STRATEGIES ON ‘ONE HEALTH’ PARADIGM TO PREVENT BIOSECURITY THREATS

The Lagos State Government is developing strategies to sanitise the environment from biosecurity threats through employing the “One Health” paradigm to achieve the Health and Environment mandate of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Thursday at a training workshop on ‘One Health’ paradigm organised for stakeholders drawn from …

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