The Olympus Marino Deck, Port Harcourt, of NAS partnered with Obioakpor Local Government for an awareness campaign which kicked off  with a press conference at the council headquarters.


In attendance where; over 102 volunteers, members of the press, a crew from the Director of Public Health, Personnel from the office of the Commissioner for Health as well as Local Government representatives and Members of the Public. The Rivers State Television Authority as well as other Radio and Newspaper houses where on ground to cover this event.

After the press conference, a bus and public address system provided by the  Director of Public Health, Office of the Commissioner, was on ground as members of the press crew and seadogs marched through the Local Government Council through the Obioakpor Market, Slaughter, and then to the motor park were they met with the Chairman and executives of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).  Bus drivers, conductors and other motor park users and workers all benefitted from the awareness campaign.

The campaign came to an end with another press conference accommodating other press men and women who came later.  [su_quote cite=”Herbert Nwaka”]“Our objective in this exercise is to sensitize the public on what Lassa Fever is, how it spreads, who can be infected and the incubation period. We also looked at the signs and symptoms and how to prevent the spread and also to keep their environment clean and free of rats which is the carrier of the virus”[/su_quote]

This was part of a Nationwide awareness campaign on Lassa fever being sponsored, organised and carried out by National Association of Seadogs’ NAS Medical Mission.

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