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Ilorin Likeminds Foundation’s Medical Outreach Receives Royal Blessing from Emir of Ilorin

The medical event, scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023, will be conducted at three strategic locations including the Emir of Ilorin Palace, Pakata and Okelele.

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The Ilorin Likeminds Foundation’s upcoming medical outreach has received a significant royal blessing from His Royal Highness, Dr. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin.

The medical event scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023, will be conducted at three strategic locations including the Emir of Ilorin Palace, Pakata and Okelele.

The endorsement of this noble initiative by the Emir of Ilorin came following a visit by a delegation from the foundation, led by its Vice President, Alhaji Lukman Atanda to the royal palace on Thursday.

During the meeting, the Emir commended the foundation for its unwavering commitment to improving the health and well-being of the community.

His Royal Highness expressed his support and appreciation for the foundation’s dedication to providing essential healthcare services to the people of Ilorin.

He emphasized the importance of such initiatives in addressing healthcare challenges and improving access to medical care for the less privileged.

The Ilorin Likeminds Foundation’s medical outreach on September 9th aims to provide free medical services, including consultations, screenings, and the distribution of essential medications, to residents of Ilorin and its surrounding areas.

With the royal endorsement from the Emir of Ilorin, the foundation’s efforts are poised to make an even greater impact on the community’s health and well-being.

The foundation extends an open invitation to all residents of Ilorin to participate in this vital medical outreach event, which promises to be a significant step toward a healthier and more prosperous future for the emirate.

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Oyo govt bans use of Styrofoam

The Oyo State Government has placed a ban on the use of styrofoam for food services, storage, and other related purposes.

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The Oyo State Government has placed a ban on the use of styrofoam for food services, storage, and other related purposes.

The state Commissioner for Health, Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, made this announcement on Monday during the Food Safety Stakeholders Forum and the inauguration of the Food Safety Compliance Enforcement Task Force.

THE NATION reports that, the Task Force is to oversee the enforcement of food safety rules and regulations in Oyo State.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Akintunde Ayinde, Ajetunmobi said, “Prevention is better and cheaper than cure; hence the need for people to adhere strictly to food standards to save lives in the state.

“The menace of food poisoning, indiscriminate use of chemical products for food production, processing, packaging, and other sharp practices being carried out by food business operators have become great public health concerns in the state.

“The directorate of Food, Water, and Laboratory Services is saddled with the responsibility to regulate food business operations to ensure the presentation of wholesome edibles for public consumption in the state, planned to double her efforts to monitor/inspect food business premises in the state.

“Consequently, the use of Styrofoam for food services, storage, and other related usage in the state is also banned.”

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Again, NGO Distributes Sanitary pads to students in Kwara

The sanitary pads were distributed to students of bishop smith college, Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

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In continuation of its, #MenstrualEquality300 campaign, AOA Reach on Wednesday sensitized over 100 students on menstrual hygiene and distributed sanitary pads to the students.

The sanitary pads were distributed to students of bishop smith college, Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

The initiative aimed to alert and sensitize young girls on menstrual hygiene considering its importance to their health, and to know the stigma surrounding menstruation featured an educational segment where the importance of self-care during menstruation was emphasized.

Topics such as the significance of hydration, proper nutrition, and effective pain management were discussed, equipping the students with knowledge to handle their menstrual cycles with confidence and comfort.

A Major highlight of the outreach was the interactive quiz session, where students were encouraged to participate actively.

This segment was not only educational but also served as a platform for empowerment, with cash prizes awarded to students who excelled in answering questions.

The program concluded with a sense of achievement and optimism. The team’s efforts to combine practical support with educational outreach have contributed to a more informed and empowered student body.

Sho Pen Online gathered that the NGO had earlier distributed Sanitary Pads to 150 Students of Sheik Alimi Secondary School, Ilorin, Kwara State.

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Kwara Achieves 66% Increase in Immunization Rates, set to rollout HPV Vaccine 

Elelu stated this while speaking at a meeting of the State Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare Agency held at the deputy governor’s office in Ilorin.

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The Executive Secretary, Kwara State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Nusirat Elelu  has said that Kwara State has recorded tremendous improvement in both routine immunization and supplementary immunization activities.  

Elelu stated this while speaking at a meeting of the State Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare Agency held at the deputy governor’s office in Ilorin.

She revealed that for routine immunisation there has been over 66% improvement for children who receive vaccine in the PHC, saying that this data was 33% before 2019. 

Dr Elelu said Kwara State will be joining the next phase of the second Human Papilliomal Virus vaccine introduction alongside 20 other states. 

She affirmed that the vaccine prevents 95% of cervical cancer among girls, saying that it is the second most deadly form of cancer in the world. 

SHO PEN ONLINE reports that the meeting which was chaired by the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Taskforce was attended by stakeholders in the Primary Healthcare in the state as well as partnering organisations.

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How to avoid heart attack while watching football matches

According to several studies, cardiovascular events including heart attacks and sudden cardiac death increase surrounding high-stakes games, especially in spectators who have underlying conditions.

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WATCHING A MATCH AND THE RISK OF A HEART ATTACK

There’s indeed evidence that watching a match can put a viewer at risk of suffering a heart attack.

According to several studies, cardiovascular events including heart attacks and sudden cardiac death increase surrounding high-stakes games, especially in spectators who have underlying conditions.

A study also found that hospital admissions for cardiovascular problems increased by 15% during and just after the 2018 World Cup soccer games.

The increase in cardiovascular problems can be linked to the physical and emotional intensity of football, which can place significant stress on the body.

Meanwhile, stress does a lot of things to the body including the release of adrenaline and other hormones into the bloodstream.

These hormones, however, increase blood pressure and heart rate which tax the cardiovascular system, leading to an increased risk of heart attack.

HOW TO AVOID HEART ATTACK WATCHING A MATCH

Manage the stress

Truly, when watching a football match the tension is always high. However, for your heart’s sake, you need to stay calm as much as possible.

High-stress situations, such as intense football matches, can elevate blood pressure and increase the risk of heart issues.

To help you stay calm and manage your stress, practice relaxation techniques like meditation, mindfulness, and intense breathing.

Deep breathing is found to be effective in slowing your heart rate and reducing blood pressure.

This kind of breathing gives you a chance to manage those feelings and your stress levels, allowing you to calm yourself easily.

Hydration and a healthy diet


Dehydration can put additional strain on the heart, so ensure to drink plenty of water throughout the game.

However, avoid taking alcohol.

Alcohol can affect heart health and increase blood pressure.

Also, be mindful of what you eat before, during and after the match.

Avoid foods and drinks that can contribute to high blood pressure and heart issues like high-salt foods and fried foods.

Opt for healthier options like fruits and vegetables.

Stay active

Take advantage of halftime to stretch your legs and move around.

Gentle exercise, like walking or stretching, can help improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.

Know your limits and when to seek help
Apart from your doctor, you are the only one who knows about your health condition, risks, and limitations.

Be mindful of your body’s signals.

Also, be aware of the signs and symptoms of increased blood pressure, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness.

If you experience any concerning symptoms, don’t hesitate to seek attention immediately.

While there’s always the option to catch up on the match through recorded clips, there’s no second chance when it comes to life.

So if you’re feeling any discomfort or signs of distress during the game, don’t hesitate to seek immediate medical attention.

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Gov Abdulrazaq pays N200m Counterpart fund for P-WASH Programme

The statement said the step underscored the unwavering commitment of the administration to providing potable water and sanitation, and a vital step in the campaign against open defecation in the state.

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the payment of N200m counterpart fund for the P-WASH (Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene) program for 2023, according to a statement by the Kwara State Ministry of Water Resources.

The statement said the step underscored the unwavering commitment of the administration to providing potable water and sanitation, and a vital step in the campaign against open defecation in the state.

“Today, 26th October 2023, the Kwara State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon Usman Yunusa-Lade, alongside the Kwara State General Manager of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Mr. Olorunfemi Oladipo, on behalf of the State Government, officially presented this pledge to the Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation Office in Abuja,” the statement said.

“This commitment symbolizes the Governor’s dedication to enhancing the lives of the people of Kwara State through improved access to clean water and proper sanitation.”

The statement quoted the General Manager of RUWASSA as saying that the partnership signifies the determination of Kwara State to create a healthier and more sustainable future, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all, while also thanking the Governor for his commitment to addressing the issue of open defecation. 

The statement quoted the Minister for State Water Resources and Sanitation, Hon Bello Goronyi, as extending sincere commendations to the Governor for his bold and unwavering support for this critical cause. 

“The Minister also assured Kwara State of the federal government’s continued collaboration and assistance in achieving our shared goals,” the statement added.

Also, present at the meeting were the directors of Water Supply and Support Services, Dr. N D Madu and Engr Ademoroti; the National Coordinator of PEWASH, Hajia Jumai Wakaso; Kwara State FMWR PEWASH Supervisor, Iwejuo Prisca; Saleh Waziri, member PEWASH coordinating team FMWR; and Yahaya Mumeen KWRUWASSA state programme officer.

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KWPHCDA urges parents to get children immunized, calls for collective actions to fight measles

Dr. Nusirat Elelu, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, delivered this message during a stakeholders meeting in Ilorin on Thursday.

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The Kwara State Primary Health Development Agency (KWPHCDA) has urged parents to ensure their children receive the measles vaccination.

Dr. Nusirat Elelu, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, delivered this message during a stakeholders meeting in Ilorin on Thursday.

The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness among key stakeholders about the virus.

Dr. Elelu disclosed that the vaccination program is scheduled to run from October 26, 2023, to November 1, 2023. Children aged between 9 months and 59 months are eligible for this vaccine.

She also encouraged parents and caregivers to disregard any unfounded rumors about the vaccination, emphasizing that it serves as a preventive measure against measles.

Furthermore, Dr. Elelu called upon the people of the state to stand in solidarity with the agency in its efforts to combat measles.

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