Delta Alerts Residents of Lasser Fever Resurgence

Rats ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Ministry of Environment has charged residents in the state to protect their premises from rodents in a bid to forestall the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever epidemic. The ministry stated  that the continued  resurgence of Lassa Fever as published in several electronic and print media in the country is a warning for the general public particularly residents in Delta State to keep their environment clean and safe. The Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Mr Christian Onogba in a statement, stressed the need for prevention, saying it…

Prince Ned Nwoko’s Let’s Eradicate Malaria In Africa, A Clarion Call For Concerted Actions By All Nigerians To Combat The Parasite

Hon Prince Ned Nwoko By Iroroh Frank It is absolutely hard to estimate the amount of physical cash been expended by governments at all levels in Nigeria, to combat malaria annually. Statistically, it will run into billions of naira. If that figure is added to the total sum each household spent to manage the disease, we will be looking at trillions of naira annually. Outside the loss in needed developmental revenue to the scourge, malaria is a major killer disease in Nigeria. There is hardly any households in this country…

Delta Commits N100m to Fight HIV

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, said the state government will commit N100 million to fight the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the state. The governor who made this known at the launch of HIV SURGE in Asaba on today, urged that all hands must be on deck to check the HIV scourge, and warned that nobody should collect fees of any kind on HIV cases. He also directed the state government-owned media houses not to collect any fee for HIV-related campaigns.…

Grandaunts of Delta State School of Midwifery called to Uphold Tenets of the Nursing Professions

SAPELE/Nigeria: Grandaunts of the Delta State School of Midwifery, Amukpe-Sapele had been called to uphold the tenets of the nursing profession which is focused on saving of lives. The admonition was given when the school held her 25 years anniversary/convocation by the Principal of the School, Mrs Mercy Atikpo in her address, said the dual ceremony was an occasion to celebrate the out gone students, their achievements so far and give accolades to personalities who have contributed to the growth and development of the school. “The activities to mark the epoch…

NGO Embarks On Free Community Health Care Programme

WARRI/Nigeria: Shammar Educational Foundatio, SEF, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) has embarked on a 3-days free community healthcare programme in Enerhen Community, Uvwie Local Government Area. The free community healthcare programme which includes: checking of blood pressure, treatment of eye diseases, provision of medicated glasses and treatment of malaria fever by medical doctors and nurses. The benefitting areas include: Enerhen Town, Shammar Educational Foundation SEF headquarters, Kolokolo, Enerhen Community, and Ekpan Community all in Uvwie Local Government Area and Iyara in Warri South Local Government Area. The facilitator of the NGO,…

Delta Will Remain Polio-Free – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Monday, reaffirmed the state government’s commitment towards ensuring that the state remained Polio-free. He said while receiving the International Observer Team of the Africa Regional Certification Commission led by Dr Ariene King at Government House, Asaba, that Delta had not recorded any case of polio since 2010. The governor assured that his administration would continue to provide adequate healthcare delivery to the people, especially primary healthcare. “I believe that if we provide opportunities to attend to our people well at the primary healthcare level,…

Give Back to Your Communities, Dame Okowa Charges Corporate Bodies and Individuals

ASABA/Nigeria: Wife of Delta Governor, Dame Edith Okowa has charged corporate bodies and wealthy individuals to give back to their communities through humanitarian services. Dame Okowa gave this charge Thursday at General Hospital, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area during the flag-off of Free Medical Outreach organized by Fidelity Bank’s ‘Helping Hands Programme’ in partnership with O5 Initiative. She commended the Management of Fidelity Bank for the huge Medicare as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Deltans urging all political office holders to embark on personal CSRs…

DTHA Commends NGO Advocay on Proper Water Usage and Hygiene

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly had commanded a Non-Governmental Organisation, Connected Development, CODE, which is working with United State Agency for International Development, USAID, to carryout education on proper water usage and hygiene in some parts of the Nigeria. Given the commendation on Wednesday 4 December, 2019, the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, said that the place of water and hygiene in the life of Nigerians, especially in Delta cannot be overemphasized, as the state is known for its water abundance. The Deputy…

NGO Assembles the Media and Others to Brainstorm on How far on the War Against HIV/Aides

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: To reecho the effect on the Humane Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Defiance Syndrome, Aids, scourge in the country, had again brought to limelight during the celebration of the 2019 World Aids Day, with the Theme: Communities Make the Difference”, a Non Government Organisation, Centre for Education Development and Skill Acquisition Initiative (CEDESA), had called on Nigerians to see the fight against the scourge as a war that must be sustained, and won. Speaking at the event for this years celebration in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state, the…

Ononye Calls for Joint Fight Against Hiv Aids

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of measures to address the scourge of HIV AIDS in the State, more primary health care centres have been activated to scale up the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services. The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye made this known in Asaba in his speech to mark the 2019 World AIDS Day. According to the Commissioner, more emphasis is also being placed on providing care to children and adolescents living with the HIV and to prevent new infections. He revealed that…