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Nigerians begin to stockpile food ahead of labour strike

Nigerians have started stockpiling food ahead of the ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the coalition of the civil society organisations that petrol price be reverted to N86.50 or all workers would embark on a strike.

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Nigeria’s disease monitoring system still weak – First Consultant MD


The Chief Medical Director of First Consultant Medical Centre, Lagos, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, has said that Nigeria lacks a coordinated disease monitoring system, despite the country’s experience during the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.

Ohiaeri made this observation while sharing his hospital’s experience with other guests at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the World Economic Forum in Lagos.



He noted that a system in which the sick were transported from one state to another in search of treatment, due to lack of facilities, showed that the country’s level of preparedness was poor.

Ohiaeri also stated that the disease surveillance mechanisms, which included temperature checks that were adopted for travellers, had been neglected. He described it as a lapse that suggested that the nation was not as vigilant for other pandemics.

He said, “I remember that an Ebola patient had to be transported from Port-Harcourt to the Lagos Ebola Treatment Centre because that was where the main treatment facilities were. The driver said the patient stopped in many spots to use the rest room and they almost diverted to Abuja. This created so many avenues for the infection to spread.

“The situation has not changed. Patients are being moved across the country to hospitals that have the necessary facilities for treating a disease. The Federal Government needs to develop a medical defence and access architecture to guard the country against future disease outbreaks and pandemics.

“If we have a defence structure guarding our land and other territories why can’t we have the same of system for disease surveillance. The six geo-political zones should have these facilities because we can’t keep transporting sick patients from Port-Harcourt to Lagos.”

Ohiaeri urged government to partner with private healthcare providers and also provide incentives that would encourage them to report suspicious cases in their health facilities to the authorities for appropriate action.

“After treating Patrick Sawyerr, we knew that we had a grenade on our hands. But we knew it was important. So we jumped on it to contain the impact. How many private healthcare providers can afford to do that, knowing that their hospital will be shut down after they report such incidents.

“Government must support affected private health facilities so that they do not weigh the consequences of alerting them. They must remember that 80 per cent of Nigerians use private hospitals and other unorthodox health practitioners.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer, NESG, Mrs. Laoye Jaiyeola, reiterated the need for the private sector to support government’s efforts when epidemics need to be contained.

She said that it was in the best interest of the owners of businesses to ensure that societies remained healthy so that they, too, could stay healthy and thrive.

The Senior Advisor, Partnerships for Global Health and Healthcare, WEF, David Karr, pleaded with government and stakeholders not to neglect the strategies adopted during the outbreaks to prevent a recurrence as seen in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Karr said, “I came in through the airport. No passenger, including myself, was screened. I think we cannot afford to overlook such preventive and early detection measures. The private sector must be properly engaged. We recognise now that the private sector was under-utilised in the past and we lost a of time trying to get humanitarian support from other groups when we should have looked to them.”

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Guide to meat, fish and protein

This food group consists foods that are high in protein such as fish (oily, such as kippers, herrings, sardines, mackerel, salmon and trout; and white, such as cod, haddock and pollock), red meat (such as lamb, pork, beef) and poultry (such as chicken and turkey). It also includes alternatives such as pulses (kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas etc.) nuts and tofu for vegetarians.
Fish and meat provide protein
This food group provides protein and it should make up about 15 per cent of the diet. This means that we should be eating high in protein foods (a portion is about 110g (4oz) of red meat, 170g (6oz) of poultry and fish) twice a day.

Protein consists of ‘building blocks’ called amino acids. Once protein has been eaten and digested, it is used in the body as a major component of every human cell. It is found in muscles, bones, hair and forms part of hormones and other essential substances.

A lack of protein in the diet means that the body uses up its own stores in the muscles. This can happen in some low calorie, weight-reducing diets. When more protein is consumed than is needed it is used as a source of calories, therefore it can lead to weight gain.
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12 running recipes you need to try Nutrition and diet advice for runners

It goes without saying that to achieve optimal performance and to help prevent illness and injury, your training should be supported by good nutrition.

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Chicken pasta salad recipe

Chicken pasta salad is great in the summer for a picnic or a barbeque. The chicken provides valuable protein that is low in fat and calories.

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5 foods and drinks that every runner should avoid.

Chips or fries
Ask yourself what are you eating these for? There are plenty of other (much better) forms of carbohydrates that you can eat.

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GLOBAL CULTURAL HERITAGE SHOWCASE

Global Cultural Heritage Showcase was birthed out of passion in London in the year 2014 by Ayan De First (a Global Cultural Icon) who has single handedly taken African culture beyond imagination and to a wider audience (mainstream) across Europe. It was initially called Ayan De First Heritage Showcase but subsequently changed to Global Cultural Heritage Showcase to embrace our wider rich cultural heritage in Africa.

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10 health tips for lazy people

Getting fit and healthy can sometimes feel like a major effort. However, there are many health-boosting changes you can make that won’t feel like such a chore. To help make the shift into exercise and healthy living, check out our top 10 health tips for lazy people.

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5 foods for a flat stomach


Dreaming of a flat stomach without hitting the gym? The good news is your dream may not be too far away. Whether you’re hoping to blitz away a muffin top or are battling with bloating, your diet is integral to shaping up this problem area.

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GLOBAL CULTURAL HERITAGE SHOWCASE

Global Cultural Heritage Showcase was birthed out of passion in London in the year 2014 by Ayan De First (a Global Cultural Icon) who has single handedly taken African culture beyond imagination and to a wider audience (mainstream) across Europe. It was initially called Ayan De First Heritage Showcase but subsequently changed to Global Cultural Heritage Showcase to embrace our wider rich cultural heritage in Africa.

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