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Lagos To Assess Prevalence Of Neglected Tropical Diseases in 20 LGAs

Lagos State Government has concluded plans to conduct an assessment of the prevalence of some neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) including Lymphatic Filariasis and Onchocerciasis in 20 Local Government areas of the State as part of ongoing efforts for treatment and elimination of the diseases in Lagos.

State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this today after an awareness walk organised by the State Ministry of Health and a non-governmental organisation, Mission to Save the Helpless (MITOSATH), to commemorate the Year 2023 World NTD Day in Lagos State, explained that the assessment which is scheduled to commence in February will lead to targeted treatments of NTDs where necessary in line with World Health Organisation's NTD elimination road map.

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