Latest News for: Benin health


Lassa fever: Edo records 10 new cases, 8 deaths

Business Day Online 23 Jan 2023
Briefing journalists in Benin City at the weekend, Obehi Akoria, the ...

Edo Confirms Another Death from Lassa Fever, Records 12 New Cases

This Day 15 Jan 2023
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria, who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Benin City, said the death is the first recorded since the recent outbreak of the disease in the state ... The Health Commissioner said the new confirmed cases were recorded in ...

Edo Govt Confirms 26 Cases of Lassa Fever, Tasks Residents on Preventive Measures

This Day 12 Jan 2023
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City ... Addressing journalists in Benin City, the Commissioner for Health, Prof ... Reassuring the government’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of Edo citizens, the Commissioner noted, “Lassa fever is preventable. Edo State no longer has the highest burden of Lassa fever in the country ... She added ... .

Edo Govt Raises the Alarm over Rising Lassa Fever, Records 18 New Cases

This Day 10 Jan 2023
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin-City ... The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Benin City, said the persons, including 17 adults and six children, were currently receiving care at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), in Esan Central Local Government Area.

Lassa Fever Killed 189, Infected 63 Health Workers in 2022, Says NCDC

This Day 08 Jan 2023
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja ... The 52nd-week report from December 26 to January 1, 2023, showed that the suspected cases were 8,202 ... According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Lassa fever is known to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Nigeria, but probably exists in other West African countries as well ... .

Nigeria’s Flood Debacle: The Future Starts Now

This Day 21 Dec 2022
... July and October 2012 and within a space of three months, caused serious economic and health problems to those residing along their banks ... A Benin City, Edo State based public health physician and retired Director/Chief Executive of Edo State Hospitals Management Agency, Dr.

World Bank Approves $18m for Nigeria, Others to Support Effective Disease Surveillance in W/Africa

This Day 14 Dec 2022
The body said these financings would support the implementation of the ongoing Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement Program (REDISSE) respectively in Benin ($6 million), Senegal ($7 million), and by the West Africa Health Organization, WAHO ($5 million).

Acute Brain Drain in Health Sector Worrisome, Says Oba of Benin

This Day 13 Dec 2022
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City. The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II has declared that the brain drain in Nigeria’s health sector was worrisome ... The Benin monarch enjoined health workers to be patriotic ... We have not also recorded cases of kidnappings of health workers and staff.

2,000 Edo Residents to Benefit from Free Renal Tests

This Day 30 Nov 2022
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin-city. In order to mitigate the increasing challenges in renal health, not less than 2,000 residents of Edo State would benefit from free renal tests courtesy of the state government ... He said the ceremony was for the entire health space in Edo State to build ...

A greener ride: West Africans switch on to electric motorbikes

Urdu Point 23 Nov 2022
But in Benin and Togo, electric models are gaining the ascendancy over petrol-powered rivals ... "They are very quiet and do not give off smoke," says Govi, 26, who had just completed a half-hour run across Benin's economic hub ... By assembling the motorcycles locally in Benin, his electric models are cheaper than if they had been imported.

Aflao Godigbe Festival returns after two years

Ghana Business News 23 Nov 2022
Some of these activities, which he said had already taken place included the Inter SHS King Fiti gold tournament, the root tour from (Ghana -Togo)- Aflao -Notsie-Kara (Benin)- Abormey-Allada-Cotonou, Aflao inter-Churches Bible quiz competition, Health walk, Soccer competition between Aflao Chiefs and security agencies, Miss Godigbe Beauty Pageant.

Oba of Benin Seeks Stakeholders’ Support for New FG Projects in Edo

This Day 22 Nov 2022
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City. The Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has called for stakeholders’ support in order to actualise the proposed new federal government projects in Edo State and the south-south. He made the call when the Minister of Health, Dr ... Addressing the Benin throne earlier, the Minister of Health, Dr.

West African Countries Come Together to Accelerate Access to Essential Diagnostics Across the Region

Business Ghana 26 Oct 2022
The first-of-its-kind event, held in Dakar, Senegal, on 20–21 October 2022, brought together ministry and laboratory network representatives, as well as partners from leading global health institutions ... Dr Abdourahmane Sow, Head of Epidemic and Public Health Laboratories Networks and Systems at WAHO said.

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