… Poor funding of health sector in Nigeria –Dr. Aniekeme Uwah
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Speakers at the public lecture on coronavirus and Lassa fever

The Nigerian Government poor funding of the health sector has consequently contributed immensely to the growth and spread of Coronavirus and Lassa fever in the country.
The former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association Akwa Ibom state branch Dr Aniekeme Uwah stated this while presenting a public lecture regarding Coronavirus and Lassa fever in Nigeria.
Dr Uwah who was one of the guest speakers in the public lecture organised by the leadership of the state NMA headed by Dr Nsikak Nyoyoko with the theme ” public lecture emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: basic fact on Coronavirus and Lassa fever”
Dr Uwah who lecture on the topic ” Basic fact on Lassa fever ” noted that Lassa fever has killed people and is still killing on daily basis. In the last 50 years, it has become a serious increased disastrous infection that keeps spreading to various communities in the country.
He made it known that Lassa fever is an old world viral haemorrhage illness and that agent rectors host environment as factor and human demographic changing, behaviour, poverty and social inequality.
The former NMA Chairman noted that the Government of the country lack of concern to equip the health sector properly has to lead to increased diseases in the country.
He noted that the history of Lassa fever begins with two cases of Lassa fever at Bornu state in 1969, and advises that Nigerians should stop eating rats but kill all the rats seen in their environment.
Dr Uwah who is the state epidemiologist called on Nigerians to always keep their environment clean, environmental hygiene, regular environmental sanitation, regular cutting of grasses, and wet down surface before sweeping and good waste disposal.

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