Federal Government convenes emergency council on health meeting over Lassa fever

Written by on January 18, 2016

lassa feverTo curb the rate of Lassa fever spread in Nigeria, the Federal Government has convened an emergency national council on health meeting. The meeting scheduled for today is to primarily discuss the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in the country and develop a national strategy to manage it and avoid future outbreak.


A statement from the Ministry of Health said the meeting would witness the inauguration of the National Lassa Fever Action Committee. All state health commissioners and chief medical directors and managing directors of tertiary health facilities in the country were invited to the meeting. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said the failure of the notification system made it impossible for the ministry to respond promptly to the situation in Niger State, reiterating that the Federal Government’s mission and mandate in the health sector was to keep every Nigerian safe.

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