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Monday, October 20, 2014

#BREAKING Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo JOINS PULSE.NG (@PulseNigeria247) as a #PulseVIPBlogger/Contributor #HNNMedia

#HNNAfrica's Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo JOINS Pulse Nigeria as a Pulse VIP Blogger where established writer, celebrities and public figures write articles of interest for the enjoyment of the Nigerian and global audience. Pulse Nigeria is the BEST and my fave online magazine in my country Nigeria and Nigerian Tribune my fave newspaper. When I can write the truth objectively, you add to the true meaning of Journalism. I am pleased to be a professional contributor to Pulse Nigeria. My first article THIS WEEK will be a HOT one.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

#HNNHealth #RadioEbola Ron Klein Appointed As US #Ebola Czar

#HNNHealth 600 #Nigerian Medical professionals, Journalists and others sign up to volunteer in #Ebola stricken zones.

Prof Abdulsalami Nasidi of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control says that 600 Nigerians have signed up to go to Liberia to help fight Ebola and many are Journalists and Medical professionals among others. I have been covering this epidemic since March when it was only in Guinea. Good to see this move.

@HNNHealth Who are these FORMALDEHYDE agents dumping a powder into #Liberian's wells causing #Ebola like symptoms?

A man in Schieffelin, a community located in Margibi County on the Robertsfield Highway in Liberia's Monrovia area, has been arrested for attempting to put formaldehyde into a well used by the community.

Reports say around 10 a.m., he approached the well with powder in a bottle. Mobbed by the community, he confessed that he had been paid to put formaldeyde into the well, and that he was not the only one. He reportedly told community dwellers, “We are many.” There are are agents in Harbel, Dolostown, Cotton Tree and other communities around the ountry, he said.

State radio, ELBC, reports that least 10 people in the Dolostown community have died after drinking water from poisoned wells.

The man also alleged that some water companies, particularly those bagging mineral water to sell, are also involved. The poison, he said, produces Ebola-like symptoms and subsequently kills people.

The Observer had previously been informed that people dressed as nurses were going into communities with 'Ebola Vaccines'. Once injected, it reportedly produces Ebola-like symptoms and sends victims into a coma. Shortly thereafter, victims expire. Communities are now reportedly chasing vaccine peddlers out of their communities. After 10 children reportedly died from the 'vaccine' in Bensonville, the peddlers were reportedly chased out of the community upon their next visit.

It is possible that the 'vaccine' is/was composed of the same formaldehyde-water mixture. This publication has received reports from families whose loved ones' organs were missing upon return of the bodies to the families. Families suspect an organ trafficking operation is capitalizing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

The district's representative condemned the act as barbaric, but called upon Liberians not to doubt the existence of the Ebola virus in the country.

An investigation is ongoing.

#HNNMusic Spotted at #Nairobi Airport: President OBJ and Davido

Sometimes u are at the right place at the right time and that is the case with President Obasanjo. Politicians and Musicians mix well in Nigeria these days. Some musicians even want to be politicians, such a case is 9Ice. But of course we can't say that of the relationship of Fela and President Obasanjo. Davido and Shina Rambo bumped into OBJ at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in #Kenya SMH

#HNNHealth My NTA Article>>What The United States of America can Learn From Nigeria on #Ebola in the USA

By Dr Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (Special to NTA)

Earlier this week, news came down that America has its first diagnosed human Ebola patient, a man named Thomas Eric Duncan who was admitted to Texas Presbyterian hospital in Dallas, Texas. Immediately we health care professionals watched how panic set in fast in that US state and across that country. It was another Liberian. After what happened here in Nigeria July 20th 2014 when another Liberian infected several Nigerians with 7 deaths, 19 diagnosed cases and 900 in quarantine and treated, setting our country of 177 million, Africa’s most populous into panic and fear. Patrick Sawyer was also a defiant patient who deliberately spread the disease ripping off his intravenous drips and urinating on doctors and nurses. He was simply lawless and disregarded human life!

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa
We have become more cautious of who enters our borders. Liberians are complaining of being stigmatized by Nigerians. Two doctors Ameyo Adadevoh and Iyke Enemuo lost their lives along with nurses and other patients. One nurse Justina Elejonu was pregnant in the early stages and lost her baby after catching Ebola on the second day at her new job at First Consultants Hospitals in Lagos. I covered the facility extensively informing Nigerians of what to know instead of becoming paranoid. The Federal Ministry of Health headed by Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu and his Special Media and Communications man Dan Nwomeh went on social media alerts feeding Nigerians with tweet after tweets of details of how we can contain the epidemic. Who is infected, who is quarantined, who is discharged and who died.
EVD graphical deterioration
EVD graphical deterioration

Information about prevention also went out on the handles of HealthNg @DanNwomeh and mine @HealthReports as well as others on saving Nigerians. The work was excellently done and now the CDC is recommending Nigeria be certified an Ebola free country.
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, Nigeria
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, Nigeria

I recorded several videos and newscasts including a leaflet printed by the Lady Pharmacists Association of Oyo state which was in English and Yoruba to educate people in this vast city of Ibadan. I went ahead and recorded it for them on so people could download it into their devices. I educated Okada operators at motor parks on safety carrying multiple passengers, educated people at suya spots and bush meat selling areas of markets as well as rallies with market women teaching them clean hygiene habits and refraining from stuffing cash in their bras which could be sweaty because Ebola could be transmitted in all body fluids. I even went to the prostitutes and gave them N2000 and a sex toy to get them completely offs the streets. That was hilarious and even worked. The streets were empty in front of the Ibadan clubs. Any health promo was crucial to preventing the spread in mine the largest city in West Africa.

Nigeria has never closed its borders to any countries despite the fact that Cameroon and others initially closed theirs to us, with South Africa even banning us from their country and others cancelling FIFA football events and more. We were stigmatized as a country! We managed to contain this outbreak that could have paralysed our beautiful country of 177 million. I for one living actively in Ibadan known as the largest city in West Africa was very vigilant educating people on the streets as I said earlier, something I do best as a community activist on other issues. It only takes one person to enter Ibadan to spread Ebola fast especially when Rivers state got the outbreak and many contacts of the late Dr Iyke Enemuo were missing and had to be traced. Contact tracing is very important in the Dallas area right now. America must utilize it ASAP. In a country of 300 million, an impending disaster must be stopped. Thomas Eric Duncan the Liberian man who only came to visit his son and the son’s mother also welcomed with a large barbecue party is now in critical condition that health officials have not been able to speak to him. He was apparently sent home initially after his first trip to the emergency room and that information was not communicated to health officials right away. Nigeria used the emergency operations centre to respond to the outbreak immediately as it was discovered which resulted in a rapid, effective co-ordinated response. 19 cases were diagnosed, 7 deaths and approximately 900 contacts were identified with the last two in their 21 day quarantine discharged October 2nd 2014.
The key is to speed up an emergency response. Nigeria’s Health Minister Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu never sat on his desk, he was on the move from state to state, launching quarantine centres, visiting staff and patients. All members of US health teams in hospitals should be vigilant, fast and communicate. Hospital Presidents should have meetings with all key staff to address the “what if it happens here factor.” I was a member of the Board Of Governors of Canada’s oldest public hospital, Kingston General hospital in Ontario in 2010. That hospital had meetings monthly on key issues regarding patient health and safety. If hospitals are going to adhere to HIPAA laws, (Health Information Portability and Privacy Act) a law governing privacy in the medical field in America, adhere to it without mentioning the patients name or detailed information per family request. I suggest hospitals use a lot of PR, hold regular press conferences like the Special Media Assistant to our health Minister Dan Nwomeh did here. Use Twitter and Facebook and any other social media heavily to educate the public. We made it! Though Dr Frieden the head of the Centre For Disease Control (CDC) commends our country, he also said we are not totally out of the woods yet.
Dr Richard Sacra, Obstetrician who contracted Ebola in Liberia treated in Nebraska
Dr Richard Sacra, Obstetrician who contracted Ebola in Liberia treated in Nebraska

CDC tweet in response to Nigeria travel ban enquiry
CDC tweet in response to Nigeria travel ban enquiry
The core part of it is also media. Health Journalism is considered the most boring to many reporters but as a Pharmacist that also studied Broadcast Journalism, I feel we are part of the first responders for information and education in this now global Ebola outbreak. Stay safe and healthy everyone! Watch my final report from Nigeria’s ground zero where Patrick Sawyer deliberately infected health workers. We lost a great doctor Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh a childhood family friend and two of her nurses.

Dr Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo is a US trained Pharmacist, Journalist and PR Specialist of 26 years based in Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa. She is the News Director of #HNNAfrica, a world news portal for Nigerians and runs #HNNHealth under the health twitter handle @HealthReports. U can contact her @HNNAfrica on twitter.

#HNNHealth #Ebola "Fight Requires A Commitment From Every Nation That Has The Capacity To Help" In President Ellen's letter to BBC

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirlief via Daily Observer
Dear World, In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. We have lost over 2,000 Liberians. Some are children struck down in the prime of their youth. Some were fathers, mothers, brothers or best friends. Many were brave health workers that risked their lives to save others, or simply offer victims comfort in their final moments.

There is no coincidence Ebola has taken hold in three fragile states – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - all battling to overcome the effects of interconnected wars. In Liberia, our civil war ended only eleven years ago. It destroyed our public infrastructure, crushed our economy and led to an exodus of educated professionals. A country that had some 3,000 qualified doctors at the start of the war was dependent by its end on barely three dozen. In the last few years, Liberia was bouncing back. We realized there was a long way to go, but the future was looking bright.

Now Ebola threatens to erase that hard work. Our economy was set to be larger and stronger this year, offering more jobs to Liberians and raising living standards. Ebola is not just a health crisis – across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed.

The virus has been able to spread so rapidly because of the insufficient strength of the emergency, medical and military services that remain under-resourced and without the preparedness to confront such a challenge. This would have been the case whether the confrontation was with Ebola, another infectious disease, or a natural disaster.

But one thing is clear. This is a fight in which the whole world has a stake. This disease respects no borders. The damage it is causing in West Africa, whether in public health, the economy or within communities – is already reverberating throughout the region and across the world.

The international reaction to this crisis was initially inconsistent and lacking in clear direction or urgency. Now finally, the world has woken up. The community of nations has realized they cannot simply pull up the drawbridge and wish this situation away.

This fight requires a commitment from every nation that has the capacity to help – whether that is with emergency funds, medical supplies or clinical expertise.

I have every faith in our resilience as Liberians, and our capacity as global citizens, to face down this disease, beat it and rebuild. History has shown that when a people are at their darkest hour, humanity has an enviable ability to act with bravery, compassion and selflessness for the benefit of those most in need.

From governments to international organisations, financial institutions to NGOs, politicians to ordinary people on the street in any corner of the world, we all have a stake in the battle against Ebola. It is the duty of all of us, as global citizens, to send a message that we will not leave millions of West Africans to fend for themselves against an enemy that they do not know, and against whom they have little defence.

The time for talking or theorizing is over. Only concerted action will save my country, and our neighbours, from experiencing another national tragedy. The words of Henrik Ibsen have never been truer: “A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.”

Yours sincerely,

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

#HNNHealth Why one Scientist blames #Ebola on #American Pharmaceutical companies, Pentagon and @WHO


Dr Cyril Broderick, a Scientist writes that the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN Agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing regiments. The August 2, 2014 article, West Africa: What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone? by Jon Rappoport of Global Research pinpoints the problem that is facing African governments.

Obvious in this and other reports are, among others:

(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;

(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;

(c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC);

(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);

(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;

(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and

(g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.” That threat still persists.

With files from Liberian Observer

#HNNMedia Why #Liberia's TOP Newspaper keeps pumping out articles about US Govt Conspiracies on #Ebola #HNNHealth

It was an early August day, and the Daily Observer, said to be Liberia’s largest newspaper, had “breaking” news. The Monrovia-based paper reported that an unnamed man had tried to dump a bottle of formaldehyde into a nearby community’s water supply to induce “Ebola-like symptoms” that would “subsequently kill people.” The man, the newspaper wrote, told residents that there were many more “agents” like him in “communities around the country.”

“We are many,” the Observer quoted him saying.

“The Observer had previously been informed that people dressed as nurses were going into communities with ‘Ebola Vaccines,’” the newspaper continued. “Once injected, it reportedly produces Ebola-like symptoms and sends victims into a coma. Shortly thereafter, victims expire.” It added that residents had chased away these “vaccine peddlers” after their “formaldehyde-water mixtures” had killed 10 children. The report concluded: “Families suspect an organ trafficking operation is capitalizing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia.”

At a time when Liberian residents need reliable information to make decisions that could have global ramifications, the formaldehyde article, for which The Washington Post could find no corroboration elsewhere, is one of the most popular stories on the Daily Observer’s Web site. It is far from the only rumor-laden report in the Observer, which has become a feeding ground of phony conspiracy.

Recent articles published by the paper have speculated that the U.S. Defense Department “manufactured” the Ebola outbreak, have alleged that the United Nations “deliberately introduced” the Ebola virus, and have fretted over an impending influx of foreigners. “There are now many towns in Liberia that have ‘plenty’ of foreigners, good neither for our growth and development,” one piece opined.4


#HNNHealth #Ebola Is #Liberia's Article 13 SUSPENSION still on the table? The one that will limit rights of Liberians to MOVING FREELY! #HNNPolitics


A group of Liberians staged a peaceful demonstration on Thursday near the parliament building in capital Monrovia to protest plans by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to suspend several articles of the constitution as part of government efforts to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

“We are here to call on lawmakers not to concur with the president,” one protester, who declined to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

“She [Sirleaf] does not mean well for our country,” he said.

“The fight against Ebola is a holistic fight. It is the methodology that matters, not suspending fundamental rights,” the angry protester stressed.

Sirleaf recently urged parliament to support the proposed suspension of several articles of Liberia’s constitution, which guarantee the right to free speech, to free movement, to elect the country’s leaders, and to freely engage in labor, among other things.

Sirleaf wants to suspend Article 1 of the national charter, which ensures the citizen’s right to “cause their public servants to leave office and to fill vacancies by regular elections and appointments.”

She also wants to suspend Article 13, which stipulates that all legal residents of Liberia “shall have the right to move freely throughout Liberia, to reside in any part thereof, and to leave therefrom.”

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