Lagos Trains 8,000 Teachers on Ebola

The Lagos State government has trained 8,000 public school teachers on the signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.

Addressing teachers during a programme organized by the state ministries of Education and Health, Yewande Adeshina, special adviser to the Lagos State governor on Public Health, said aside from the information on enlightenment and alertness, each school would be provided necessary materials as a preventive measure.

“Aside from the Thermo scan and gloves that will be made available to every school in the state, government will ensure that all schools in the state have access to water which will help in promoting hygiene habits. This Thermo scan will help teachers to check the temperature and any student with temperature above 37.5 degrees centigrade, and present with some signs like fever, vomiting and diarrhea, the teachers should contact the school principal who will contact the nearby Primary Healthcare Centre, PHC, along with the parents of such student and if such case is beyond the PHCs they will quickly contact the Ebola hotline,” Adeshina said.

Lara Erogbogbo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education also explained that “We met with private schools in the state and the hand washing propagation has been on ground before Ebola came. This is just to reawaken our students and the public in particular because whatever the students learn in school they will extend to their parents.”

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