An NGO, Best Healthy Life Development Initiative (BHELDIN), has urged the Federal government to ensure there is enough awareness to Nigerians at all levels to promote awareness on the dangers of Hepatitis and to support the fights against the disease.
The Director of BHELDIN, Mr Titus Gushibet, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari, on the occasion of the World Hepatitis Day.
According to Gushibet, Nigeria loses 3,000 women and children daily to preventable diseases, including Hepatitis, due to poor access to basic health care.
He, therefore, urged governments to increase efforts to fight the spread of the disease by enlightening people about necessary preventive measures.
According to him, Hepatitis is classified into five distinct types; A, B, C, D and E with B and C being particularly prevalent globally.
“I want to call on government, at all levels, to support the cause of fighting Hepatitis; we want Hepatitis free generation, but the major challenge is the lack of finance.
“If they can support agencies, we will not relent; we will carry the message across all nooks and crannies.’’
Gushibet explained that the disease could be transmitted through exposure to infected blood, consumption of contaminated food and drinking water.
He said it could also be transmitted through sweat, saliva, kissing or sharing injection needles or even from mother to child during pregnancy and delivery.
He noted that sensitisation about the dangers of the disease was key to controlling its spread, adding that “it is a silent killer and most people are unaware of their infection’’.
World Hepatitis Day is celebrated annually globally on July 28 and the theme for 2017 is `Eliminate Hepatitis’.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the Liver.
Source:( PM News )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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