Wife of Ebola Survivor Welcomes Baby girl

ebolaIt is another cheery news from First Consultants Medical Centre in Lagos, as the wife of a male Ebola survivor, Dr. Adewale Adejoro, has been delivered of a healthy Ebola-free baby girl.

According to the hospital’s Medical Director, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, who made the birth announcement on Thursday, Mrs Opeyemi  Adejoro put to bed at 7.24 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

“The baby girl, weighing 3kg at birth (its placenta 450g), a product of a term gestation was delivered following strict guidelines and recommendations from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA, through the pre-natal and delivery stages,” Dr. Ohiaeri said.

In November 2015, First Consultant Medical Centre celebrated Dr Ada Igonoh’s safe delivery of a baby girl in the United States.

First Consultant Medical Centre, Lagos, is the same hospital where the index case of Ebola in Nigeria, Patrick Sawyer, was treated.

Nigerian Doctors In America Warn Against Possible Resurfacing Of Ebola

Ebola Nigeria should not be complacent with its Ebola free status. This is the consensus coming out of the first day of a 3-day meeting of a group of Nigerian doctors in the Americas.

Participants which include former Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, Commissioners of Health and medical officials from the First Consultant Hospital, Lagos Island, outlined strategies that can prepare the country for future epidemics.

The current state of the Ebola outbreak in a few West African countries and lessons learnt from the importation of the disease into Nigeria shaped the opening conversations of the 3-day conference which has other physicians from Nigeria in attendance.

Nigeria, sadly with casualties but thankfully also survivors, contained the 2014 Ebola infection to earn her current W.H.O Ebola free status.

The experts have, however, warned that a reappearance of the disease in Liberia, which was equally certified free of the virus, should send a strong signal of a possible re-importation.

The Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) has been doing this for 21 years, bringing onto the discussion table, burning issues in Africa and particularly in the Nigerian health sector.

Discussions on healthcare delivery during conflicts, disasters and epidemics continue on Friday with a focus on managing victims of terrorist attacks.

The 2015 Conference of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas is being held in Orlando, Florida in the United States.