Showing posts from June 12, 2022

Maryland Royal Lions Club Reaffirms its Commitment to Sanitation by Renovating Toilets and Other Facilities In Lagos Schools

BY CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos Members of Maryland Royal Lions Club and students and staff of National College, Gbagada, Lagos State, at the event. Due to the lack of basic health facilities in many schools, the Maryland Royal Lions Club has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) situation in public schools by renovating 16 toilets in National Collage, Gbagada, Lagos State.  The Club, which also commissioned a block of classrooms for the school that it repainted, criticized the lack of WASH, among other facilities, in Nigeria. Lion Kayode Oshinuga, District Governor of Lions Clubs International, 404B2 Nigeria, who performed the inauguration yesterday, said the projects were part of the Club's efforts to improve society and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This is in keeping with UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), which aims to ensure universal access to and sustainable management of water and sanitation, especially a

NHEA to Hold Webinar on Innovative Healthtech

BY CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos State On June 14, 2022, selected HealthTech startups will present to investors at the first edition of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) Webinar.  The webinar is one of the pre activities to kick off the eighth edition of the annual NHEA award ceremony, according to a statement issued by Moses Braimah, NHEA Director, Marketing, Communication, and Strategy.  According to the press release, "selected HealthTech startups will also be given the opportunity to pitch to investors."  The theme of the webinar is the same as the theme of this year's NHEA 2022, which is Innovative Healthcare Services in an Era of Change.  "Post COVID, the healthcare system worldwide has undergone a paradigm shift, and healthcare firms have been pushed to innovate to stay in business," said Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Principal Partner Anadach Group, during the webinar. It is very usual to see new and updated methods of delivering healthcare services.  The go

Hunger Crisis: Nigerian Red Cross Increases Cash Assistance To Seven Northern States

 BY CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said that has disbursed more cash support to vulnerable persons in seven Northern States. A statement signed by Chima Nwakwo, Nigeria, Coordinator, Communications and Advocacy (NRCS) confirmed that the effort was carried out through the collaboration of the  Nigerian Red Cross Society collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The statement noted the collaboration resulted in the successful disbursement of the second round of distribution of cash to support the livelihood of vulnerable persons who are facing acute hunger under its Nigeria Hunger Crisis Appeal.  The Nigerian Red Cross Society is taking action to fight hunger in North-West and North-Central Nigeria where it is estimated that about 19.4 million people will be facing acute hunger between June and August 2022 ac