Monthly Archives: January 2020

Awka South/North Rep Visits Kenneth Dike School

. . . Promises to End Water Scarcity By Alexander Adejoh  The representative of Awka North and Awka South at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Engineer Sam Chinedu Onwuaso, Friday, January 24, visited Kenneth Dike Memorial Secondary School, Awka and other schools in the area. Speaking shortly after the visit, the Federal lawmaker told Fides that he was impressed ...

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Igba Ọdụ in Igboland

By Uche Nworah Traditionally Igbo women have always distinguished their social status through initiation into various societies in their communities. Iyom Society, otherwise known as OtuỌdụ, remains the most revered and coveted for women. Elephant tusk anklets known as Ọdụ are worn in both the legs and hands by members of the society as a distinguishing mark. This is in ...

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Lassa fever Healthcare Worker Advisory

Lassa fever Healthcare Worker Advisory, 14th January 2020 Lassa fever is a major public health challenge in West Africa, with Nigeria bearing the highest burden. It is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) caused by the Lassa virus. The natural reservoir for the virus is the Mastomys natalensis rodent (commonly known as the multimammate rat). Other rodents that carry the ...

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