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Snail fever hits seven councils in Lagos

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah Residents of no fewer than seven Local Governments in Lagos State are currently battling with snail fever. Snail fever also know as Schistosomiasis has been declared endemic by the State Government in the seven…

Gunmen kill four WHO volunteer workers in DRC

By News Desk Following two Ebola virus attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), four health workers have been confirmed dead and five others injured after gunmen attack. The deceased and the injured were volunteers…

Death toll increases in Lagos Diarrhea outbreak  

 By Olawale Abdul-Fatah  No fewer than 11 persons have been confirmed dead following the ongoing diarrhea outbreak in Lagos State, attributed to flood cases recorded in some Local Governments in the state. The local Governments where…

Sanwo-Olu earmarks N36bn to tackle open defecation

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has earmarked $100m (N36 billion), for the eradication of open defecation and improve accessibility to portable water in the state. Sanwo-Olu further disclosed that…

How workplace aids, prevent diabetes

By News Desk People in certain occupations have a three-times-higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those in other jobs, probably because of lifestyle factors, a nationwide study in Sweden suggests. Getting these workers to ramp…