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Toyin Saraki Appointed As WHO Foundation Ambassador For Global Health

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Toyin Saraki has been appointed by WHO Foundation World Health Organization (WHO) as Inaugural Global Health Ambassador.

Sharing the news on Facebook, Toyin Saraki wrote:

I am delighted to announce that the World Health Organization Foundation has named me their Inaugural Global Health Ambassador. This is a natural progression of the blossoming collaboration between my advocacy, philanthropy and our intrinsic synergies in relation to fighting the many challenges faced in global health.

Global health needs us all, from every country, to work as one. We must all dedicate ourselves to keeping the world safe, and advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable. By working together, we can change the lives of future generations.

I look forward to propelling one of the world’s most influential global health initiatives forward through the joint force and work we have initiated. We have set out to protect the health and well-being of everyone, in every part of the world, and I am honoured as the Inaugural Ambassador to reiterate my commitment to the development, growth and mission of the WHO Foundation, and to support the World Health Organization (WHO) and the global health community.

Toyin Saraki Appointed As WHO Foundation Ambassador For Global Health

WHO’s statement on Mrs Saraki’s appointment below:

We are thrilled to announce Her Excellency Toyin Saraki as WHO Foundation Ambassador for Global Health.

She is a highly esteemed global advocate with decades of work dedicated to women’s and children’s health and empowerment, ending gender-based violence, and improving lives in sub-Saharan Africa with The Wellbeing Foundation.

We are applauding Mrs Saraki’s tireless commitment to improving global health and are delighted to welcome her as an Ambassador for Global Health.

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We Have Been Polio Free in Bauchi State Since 2013…Says Gov Bala

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By Bashir Hassan Abubakar

Against the background of some news stories making rounds in some National Dailies insinuating resurfacing of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Bauchi State, the State Government has debunked such claims, describing it as “Misrepresentation of Information”.

Addressing Journalists in his office Monday evening, the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed said that there has not been any case of Wild Polio Various in any part of the state since 2013.

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He said that what BSPHCDA detected was 38 cases of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Viruses out of the 315 samples collected from January to December 2021.

Dr. Rilwanu further said that as part of the post-polio free certification activities, the World Health Organization (WHO) has directed every country to intensify surveillance activities, strengthen routine immunization for children and continuous public health education.

He disclosed that, “the circulating vaccine-derived polio viruses which are referred to as the circulating Mutant Polio Viruses (cMPV) normally results from mutation (change of form/characteristics) of the attenuated polio viruses used in the manufacturing of the Polio Virus. These are not Wild Polio Virus (WPV) that causes paralysis, but are used as indicators to measure the quality of immunization services and disease surveillance”.

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“Bauchi State like other states of the Federation remains free from Wild Polio Virus. The last case of WPV detected in the state was in 2013. All measures to prevent the recurrence of the virus as recommended by WHO are religiously followed in the state”, said Dr. Mohammed.

He said that, that was the why he kept stressing during his speech at the flag off of OBR 1 campaign last Saturday that “It is not WPV but cMPV that is detected in the state”.

Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed therefore urged media houses to always verify facts about any information before publication.

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Kano Govt Bans Shisha Smoking, Stops Underage Children From Entering Hotels

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The Kano State Task Force on Tourism Development Levy has banned underage children from going to hotels.

The Task Force has also banned shisha smoking in the state.

The committee also reviewed the laws regulating hotels, restaurants and event centres in the state.

The Chairman of the Committee, Baffa Babba Dan-agundi, said this after a meeting with the owners of hotels, restaurants and event centres to inform them of the new development.

The committee informed them of a new levy by the state government that will help in sanitizing their places of business for the purpose of avoiding acts of prostitution in the state.

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The committee was constituted under the state tourism law.

“Part of our terms of reference is to stop underage children from entering hotels without their parents, banning of shisha smoking, swimming between men and women in the pool, lesbianism and gay practises.

“The committee will further oversee the activities of DJs at wedding ceremonies and event centres. All events centres should be closed by 11pm,” he said.

Shortly after a meeting at the Government House, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje commissioned more than 8 cars for the conduct of the committee’s assignment.

The Committee Chairman assured the governor of their total commitment in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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Lagos Nurses set to call off strike as Sanwo-Olu resolves Nurses’ crisis

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu held a closed-door meeting with members of the Nigerian Association of Nurses and Midwives, Lagos State Council at the State House, Marina on Sunday evening. The meeting was called by the Governor to address the grievances of the nursing workforce in the State.

At the end of the two hours meeting, both the Government and the union agreed on a number of issues that had been causing disaffection between the two parties.

Governor Sanwo-Olu pledged Government’s sincerity in the implementation of all that was agreed on, to the delight of the representatives of the nurses.

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Lagos Nurses set to call off strike as Sanwo-Olu resolves Nurses’ crisis

On his part, chairman, Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Association of Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Olurotimi Awojide thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for acceding to most of their requests. He described the Governor as a true leader and father who cares about his children.

Awojide promised to call an emergency congress of the association on Monday, where the union will announce her decision to call off the planned industrial action.

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