Covid-19: Experts Urge Environmental Health Officers to Sensitize Public
In the face of the second wave of corona virus in the country, medical experts have challenged environmental health officers to remain proactive and sensitize the public on preventive measures to curb the spread.
Dr Oladapo Okareh and Dr Faith Kazeem gave the charge in their separate lectures at this year’s National Scientific Workshop and delegate conference of environmental health officers held in Ibadan.
The experts, who spoke on the causes, symptoms and implications of stigmatizations against Covid-19 patients, advised environmental health officers to ensure the right information are in public domain to avoid misconception.
Reacting, Dr Temitope Akinwunmu, who emerged the National President of the Environmental Health Officers Association at the delegate conference, promised to prioritize a safer and greener environment through adequate sensitization of the public.
The delegate conference with the theme ‘Environmental Health Practice in the Face of Democratic Settings in Nigeria’, also had the election of other national officers of the association where Mr Tijani Adegoke was elected as General Secretary and Mr Sefiudeen Awonuga as Deputy National President among others.