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NGO bemoans 1.2m preventable deaths from illnesses, accidents

NGO bemoans 1.2m preventable deaths from illnesses, accidents
The Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Response Africa, Folake Owodunni, has bemoaned the high rate of preventable deaths in Nigeria through illnesses and accidents owing to the dearth of fast emergency medical care.

Related News Two die, many injured in multiple Lagos accidents Accidents: Makinde inaugurates road safety council Father of siblings crushed to death alleges intimidation, demands N30m compensation The ERA boss, said this in Ado Ekiti, while signing a memorandum of understanding with Ekiti State Government.Ekiti State Health Commissioner, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said the partnership with ERA was an opportunity to use additional ambulances.3rd August 2022 FILE: Scene of an accident 3rd August 2022 The Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Response Africa, Folake Owodunni, has bemoaned the high rate of preventable deaths in Nigeria through illnesses and accidents owing to the dearth of fast emergency medical care.2m Nigerians die from sudden illnesses and accidents.

These deaths are preventable with effective emergency response.Unfortunately, Nigeria, like many countries across Africa, does not have a strong emergency medical system.

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