1. Ebola: Ondo Gets 3 Centres for Treatment The Ondo State on Friday has selected three centres for the treatment of the deadly Ebola Virus in order to checkmate any outbreak of the virus in the state. Known as Isolated Wards, the state commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju disclosed this at a sensitisation meeting with public and private health practitioners on the prevention of the virus. The centres are located in each of the three senatorial districts of the state. 2. LUTH Performs First Open Heart Surgery The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has recorded another medical feat in the institution, by performing open-heart surgery on three patients. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said LUTH doctors, in collaboration with foreign surgeons, successfully operated upon three Nigerians aged between 18 months and 23 years. 3. Women Advised on Heart Problems A paediatrician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr Funmilayo Adeyekun, has urged women to get screened for heart diseases to prevent them. According to her, it is sad that many women still die from the disease because they are not conscious of their health. Adeyekun spoke during Annual General Meeting (AGM) of International Women’s Society (IWS) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Library Trolley. 4. Ebola Scare in Ogun Palpable fear has gripped residents of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, follow¬ing news that two suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) victims had been detected in the state. This came barely 11 days after a Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, died in a private hos¬pital in Lagos and his remains were later cremated in the state. Speaking during a radio programme monitored in Abeokuta, at the weekend, the state Acting Epidemiologist, Dr. Yusuph Akeem, confirmed that two suspected victims were on surveillance in the state. 5. HIV/AIDS Kills More than Ebola -NACA DG Notwithstanding the global threat posed by the infectious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of (AIDS) (NACA), Prof. John Idoko, has said that the virus does not kill as much as HIV/AIDS. Idoko made this known yesterday in Abuja at a one-day national dialogue on the ‘Role of HIV in the Post 2015 Development Agenda’. Idoko further called for the inclusion of HIV/AIDS in the post 2015 development agenda, stating that, Nigeria pushes to meet new targets to reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemic to zero by 2030. 6. Ebola: Kwara Orders Death Certificate for Corpse Coming into the State Kwara state government Thursday declared that henceforth any corpse being taken into state in body bag should not be opened for burial and must be accompanied with death certificate so as to forestall the spread of the Ebola deadly disease to the state. Already, the state government has set up a rapid response committee in all the 16 local government councils that would embark on the project in order to verify the medical report of the dead people being brought to the state. 7. UCH Can Manage Ebola Disease The management of the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, has disclosed that it has experience in the management of the deadly Ebola virus. This is coming on the heels of a request by the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chuckwu, to the United States’ Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to send the experimental drug ‘Zmapp’ administered to the two American doctors who contacted the virus to Nigeria.