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Famuyiwa advocates against cholera outbreak

…urges Agbado Oke-Odo residents to imbibe good sanitation and hygiene practices.
Famuyiwa advocates against cholera outbreak

THE Executive Chairman of the Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA, Hon. David Famuyiwa has called on the residents of the LCDA to be more vigilant on the cholera outbreak. He made this call on Tuesday in his office at the Council Secretariat through his Media Team. 

Cholera, a diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, transmitted through faecal contamination of water or food, remains an ever-present risk in many countries, especially where water supply, sanitation, food safety, and hygiene are inadequate.

The Council Helmsman said cholera is one of the fatal endemic diseases ravaging the lives of the most vulnerable people. He admonished residents to imbibe good sanitation and hygienic practices at home and in their workplace while taking preventive measures to combat its subsequent spread.  He opined that prevention remains better and cheaper than cure. He also appealed to all health partners to work in synergy to build a sustainable health response that will save lives.

Famuyiwa reiterated that the Lagos State Government is committed to ensuring a reduction in cholera deaths through vaccination, strengthened disease surveillance, early detection and appropriate treatment. 

He further urged the people of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA to adhere to the precautions given by the Lagos State Government, which is in line with the directives of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which include ensuring safe drinking water by boiling, chlorinating, or using bottled water, and avoiding ice products made from untreated water; maintaining proper sanitation by using toilets, safely disposing of faeces, and avoiding open defecation is crucial; practising good hygiene, such as washing hands with soap and clean water regularly, especially before eating, preparing food, and after using the toilet; avoid open defecation and instead use clean and safe toilets, cook foodstuff well, keeping food covered and eating it hot. Eating in public places, including at parties should be done with utmost care; and wash fruits and vegetables with clean and safe water before eating.