COVID-19: LASHMA, PHARMACCESS Train Health Providers

The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), in conjunction with PharmAccess Foundation, has organised a Webinar training on effective management of Coronavirus, COVID-19, for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) Providers.

Speaking during the Webinar training, themed: “Preparing The Lagos State Health Scheme Providers for COVID-19: Practicalising Case Identification and Management”, the General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, said the training became imperative in order to support the Lagos State Government’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus and prepare the Health Providers for any eventuality.

The General Manager added that the training updated Clinicians on COVID-19 case definition, management guidelines and prevention of facility spread.

Dr. Zamba advised LSHS Health Providers to take cognisance of the online training and adhere strictly with its directives, so that in no time COVID-19 would be a thing of the past in Lagos State and by extension Nigeria.

She implored the Health Providers to protect themselves since they are at the frontline of the treatment of the virus, adding that health workers in their facilities must be properly trained to handle identified cases and patients.

The Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Monitor Health Services, Dr. Femi Ogunremi tutored the online participants on the Epidemiological History of COVID-19, as well as Clinical Diagnosis and Classification among others.

In the same vein, the Programme Manager, PharmAccess Foundation, Dr. Anire Asumah, also spoke on Preparation and Checklist for LSHS Health Systems and Health Facilities.

  1. SANWO-OLU APPOINTS ACTING GENERAL MANAGER FOR LASHMA

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Emmanuella Olutoyin Zamba, as Acting General Manager of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA).

The appointment, conveyed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola in a letter dated March 24, 2020, took cognisance of the appointee’s record of selfless service and impressive performance, expressing confidence that her past experience stands her in good stead to expand the frontiers of the Agency.

Dr. Zamba, a Medical Doctor, Seasoned Technocrat and Public Servant, was until her appointment, the Director of Healthcare Planning, Research and Statistics at the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the representative of Lagos State Ministry of Health on the LASHMA Board.

Since joining the Lagos State Public Service in 2005, she has served as the State Health Sector Investment Officer; Coordinator, Lagos State Health Sector Quality Control Programme; Lagos State Ministry of Health Service Delivery Director and Coordinator for Lagos State Health Sector Service Charter Cascade Initiative.

The Acting General Manager was also the Ministry of Health Representative, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Board; State Human Resource Health Desk Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Health; Training Officer, Health Systems Development Programme II (World Bank and African Development Bank Assisted) and Lagos State Ministry of Health (2006-2010), among others.

Well known to be versed in the Public Health field and constantly seeking to expand her knowledge in other disciplines, Zamba has certification in various fields including Public Speaking, Leadership, Human Resources, Social Policy and Health Management.

Dr. Zamba, who was born in Germany, speaks fluent English, Yoruba, German and conversational French.

She attended Corona School and Queens College, Yaba for her Primary and Secondary Education respectively, before proceeding to England for her Advanced Levels after which she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Public Health degrees from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.



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