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Group, Urges More Awareness on Lassa Fever

By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu and Michael Egbejule, Benin City   |   06 February 2016   |   11:18 pm

The Conference of Non Governmental Organisations (CONGOs) and a Medical Expert and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Omoglobal Health Services Solution Inc (USA), Dr. Pius Ehi Omoruyi, yesterday emphasised the need for Nigerians to embrace international best practices in order to curtail outbreak of diseases. They also stressed the need to proactively engage in basic health awareness programmes geared towards ensuring safer health for all and sundry in the wake of the recent Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

Omoruyi in a statement made available to the Guardian in Benin City, Edo State capital said, though the country is facing hard times financially and politically, every resolve in achieving the Nigeria of our dream, all hands should be on deck to check the devaluation of Naira against the Dollar.

Warning on the dangers rodents in our environment, particularly rats, and the need to destroy them before they get to homes, workplaces and schools, Omoruyi said, “The goal of a modern healthcare is to shift from disease focused health care to a healthy and wellness-focused care.”

He advised Nigerians to embrace the culture of hand washing, covering of food, heating left out food before comsumption , avoiding dead animals, keeping environment clean as well as preventing all access of rodents or other vectors into our homes. .

Meanwhile CONGOs has continued to embark on public campaigns against the lassa.Its President, Jude Obasanmi told The Guardian yesterday that in collaboration with other interest groups, it has continued to enlighten the public on the need to process and store food from rodents, “keep cooking utensils away from rodents, avoid touching corpses, avoiding hunting and eating rodents, practice proper disposal of waste, stop bush burning among others”




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