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By: Tope OYEKAN The Iperu Remo Education Trust Scheme Management Board will today, Wednesday, 3rd July, 2024, holds a sensitization talk on drug abuse as part of its effort at curbing the menace of drug abuse among secondary school students. The  campaign tagged "War Against Drug Abuse", according to a release from the board's Chairman, Mofopefoluwa JOSEPH, FRM, is a follow up to the International Day Against Drug Abuse celebrated globally on the 26th of June, 2024. "The board in an attempt at building on this global initiative, has therefore decided to put the crucial event together, aimed at raising awareness about the devastating effects of drug abuse on individuals, and the society at large, and standing firmly and working concertedly towards creating a healthier and safer community for all", said the Chairman. The talk is divided into two sessions, namely the morning session and the afternoon session. During the morning session, which starts by


There is an Outbreak of Cholera (Aarun òní gbá méjì) in the Ijebu North Local Government area of Ogun State.  Cholera is known to occur during raining seasons and may also be associated with poor environment and personal hygiene. It commonly present with stooling with or without vomiting leading to dehydration. Cholera can result to death if the severe dehydration is not promtly corrected. We implore all citizens of Ogun state to; 1. Please  Report all cases of Stooling with or without vomiting to the nearest government health facility and notify the LGA DSNO (08069788449). 2. Ensure proper personal and environmental hygiene. Citizens should wash their hand frequently (before and after using the toilet or eating). 3. Use water from clean sources, treat water before use and boil before drinking. 4.  Wash and cook food thoroughly before eating. 5. Prevent open defecation Please be careful of the food and water you take, because cholera is caused by water or food contaminated

Government seeks support for improved healthcare delivery in Ogun

by Ifedayo Ogunyemi The Ogun State government has called for more support from the private sector, individuals, and non-governmental organisations to boost the level of healthcare delivery in the state. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Kayode Oladehinde, disclosed that the huge investment by the state government in the sector is not enough to bring the desired change, adding that the government cannot do it alone. The permanent secretary stated this at a free medical outreach organised for 5,000 patients by Collectives Club Remo in the Sagamu area of the state, which he said will have a positive impact on the health system of the state. Oladeinde said, “Of course, the government has invested immensely in the past few years on all levels of our health sector; tertiary, secondary, especially primary health centers. No matter what the state government does, we will still need good people of Ogun State, like Collectives Club members, to assist the government. “In the

Tinubu To Jerk Up Annual Health Budget By 10%

President Bola Tinubu has indicated his interest to increase the annual budgetary allocation to the health sector by 10 per cent with the possibility of additional increment if managed judiciously. The Special Adviser to the President on Health, Salma Ibrahim-Anas, disclosed this at a Health Summit on taxing sugary drinks and other fiscal policies for healthcare financing, organised by Gatefield in partnership with National Action on Sugar Reduction Coalition and the World Bank, in Abuja on Tuesday. Ibrahim-Anas, who assured that health and financing for health were a priority of the Tinubu-led administration, decried the low budgetary allocation to the sector, which presently stands at less than 5%. She said: “The president himself, even before anybody advocated, has said he is going to increase allocation for health. He will start from 10% of the total budgetary allocation which must go to health and that is just the beginning. “Based on our demonstration of capacity to u

Boiling your meat well does not kill anthrax, expert warns Nigerians

Home Nigeria World Politics Sport Opinion Business Technology Guardian Life Guardian Arts Features Guardian Woman Guardian Angels Property Saturday Magazine Sunday Magazine #EndSARS Guardian TV Dr Obi Ogar, Director, Veterinary Services, Cross River Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has disclosed that well boiled meat does not prevent one from contracting anthrax after consumption. Dr Obi Ogar said this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar. He was reacting to claims in some quarters that boiling meat properly could kill the pathogen that causes anthrax. NAN reports that anthrax is a deadly bacterial and zoonotic disease caused by a bacterium called bacillus anthracis. It also occurs primarily in cattles, sheep, goats and could affect other animals. He said the bacterium could only be destroyed using heat through the process of incineration, which will burn the substance to ashes. He said while disposing of an