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Partner to rebuild health system in Northeast, WHO tells FG

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has advised the Federal Government to engage development partners in rebuilding health systems in the Northeast of the country.

She gave the advice at the weekend during a two-day working visit to the country.

While commending the government for its emergency response in the zone, she said it was time to involve development focused partners, and transit from emergency to the phase of rebuilding.

“We are in a way going to be transitioning from an emergency phase to rebuilding and transitioning to a development phase in the Northeast. There have been huge investments in the response to the emergency as well as response to outbreaks in that context.

READ MORE  AT: https://dailytrust.com.ng/partner-to-rebuild-health-system-in-northeast-who-tells-fg.html

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Monkey Pox: C/River begins communities surveillance

Cross River Government on Sunday said it had strengthened its surveillance team in border communities and all the local governments of the state as monkey pox outbreak hits some states in South-South.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.

“Cross River is not far from other states in the South-South that have witnessed the outbreak, we are working round the clock to prevent the disease in the state.

“As soon as we heard about the outbreak, we took extra precautions. Already, we have a team set up for infection, disease preparedness and control.

“We are always on alert and in constant surveillance of any disease outbreak. We have held several meetings with the state epidemiologists because we believe that prevention is better than cure.

“Currently, we are carrying out sensitisation and advocacy campaigns in communities through community leaders, town announcers and the media,’’ she said.

Asibong said that the state had also taken proactive measures by dispatching its epidemiological team to strategic areas in the state.

She described monkey pox as a rare viral disease transmitted to humans from animals, adding that the first case was noticed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970.

According to her, infection of the disease results from direct contact with the blood, bodily fluids and muscular injury of infected animals.

She said that the incubation period ranged five to 21 days.

According to her, the first five days known as `invasion period’, is characterised by fever, intense headache, swelling of the lymph back pain and others.

The commissioner also described as false, some online reports alleging that a case of monkey pox had been detected in Okuni Village in Ikom Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner also told NAN that security personnel on border areas across the state had been sensitised about the disease.

She said that an infected person who contacts the disease usually notices symptoms similar to chicken pox and it normally starts from the face, palms and to the sole of the feet.

“We have informed security personnel to look out for these symptoms and alert us accordingly.

“The state government is very responsive to cases of disease outbreak and we pray that the recent outbreak of Monkey Pox will not get to Cross River.’’

NAN

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Yakubu Gowon, Nyako lead prayer for Buhari in Adamawa

On Monday, February 27, a former head of state Yakubu Gowon and a former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako led many Nigerians in prayers for President Buhari

 The prayers – a Christian and Muslim session – took place in two different locations in the state

The groups during the prayers reaffirmed their confidence in the President Buhari/ All Progressives Congress administration

Yakubu Gowon, Nyako lead prayer for Buhari in Adamawa

As President Muhammadu Buhari continues his medical vacation in London, prayers for his quick recovery has seems endless.

On Monday, February 27, a former head of state Yakubu Gowon and a former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako led many Nigerians in prayers for President Buhari.

The prayers – a Christian and Muslim session -occurred in two different locations in the state.

The groups during the prayers reaffirmed their confidence in the President Buhari/ All Progressives Congress administration

Punch reports that Adamawa state also witnessed various intercessory prayers for President Buhari and the acting president Yemi Osinbajo.

Leading the Christian group at the annual convention of the Diocesan Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria in Demsa Gowon prayed for a divine intervention in the health of President Buhari.

He said the survival of Nigeria as a nation lies in the tolerance by both religions.

Gowon said: “We are all God’s children; this is the time our unity as a people will also be put to test. For me, the survival of the nation lies in our tolerance. If it is well with President Muhammadu Buhari, it will be well with our nation.

“So, we all need to come together, irrespective of our religion, to ask for divine intervention in the health of the President as well as his speedy recovery,” Gowon said.

Also, the Adamawa state govenor Muhammad Jibrilla urged all Nigerians to join hands in praying for the president

Jibrilla said: “I beg all of you in the name of God to respect and honour your leaders. So, let us pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari because that is what God commanded us concerning our leaders. We all voted for Buhari; we will also pray for him together.”

In another session, the former governor of the state who was represented by his son, Abdul’Aziz Nyako said the people of the North-East would continue to pray for President Buhari’s quick recovery and return to Nigeria.

He also assured that no vacuum has been created by the president’s leave.

Nyako further commended the efforts made by the acting president in moving the nation forward.

source: naij.com