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IBEJU-LEKKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN CONJUNCTIONWITH LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH ORGANISES MASS DEWORMING EXERCISE FOR SCHOOLS

Ibeju-Lekki Local Government in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Health on Tuesday 24th May, 2022 embarked on mass deworming exercise for Public/Private Primary School Pupils and Junior Secondary School Students under the ages of 5yrs to 14yrs respectively.
The decision to undergo the deworming spree is necessary so as to Prevent the transmission of soil transmitted Helminthiasis in children under the specified ages.
While administering dewormers, the Council’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Oguntuase and her team sensitized parents and guardians on the need to allow children receive deworming solutions to prevent worm infestation that can lead to Malnutrition.
The Malnutrition anomaly is the underlying cause of death in 50% childhood mortalities in our communities, she explained.
The Executive Chairman of the Council Area, Hon.(Engr.) Abdullahi Sesan Olowa and the entire member of his cabinet has promised to massively support health related programmes and projects within Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and its environs to promote healthy living and prevent high rate of death in children and adult.
In addition, the ongoing renovation of about five (5) Primary Health Centres within the area is an indication that Health and safety of residents are germane.
The Deworming Exercise continues. residents are therefore, enjoined to disseminate this information widely.

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