Beninese government does away with COVID-19 certification for travel into and out of its territories

Beninese government does away with COVID-19 certification for travel into and out of its territories

The Government of Benin decided on the 15th of June, to lift the COVID-19 measures that were required for crossing into and out of the country’s borders. This decision came into effect on June 16th, 2022, Thursday as per the press release from the Ministers Council.  “The entry into the territory of Benin, by land,…

Hounkpatin and Wadagni clarify the use of COVID management funds for Benin

Hounkpatin and Wadagni clarify the use of COVID management funds for Benin

Controversies have arisen in Benin after the report by the court of auditors regarding the management of the COVID-19 funds was published to the public. Romuald Wadagni, who is the minister in charge of Finance and Economy as well as the Health Minister, Benjamin Hounkpatin addressed the media yesterday on June 15th, 2022. The reason…

WHO succeeds in eliminating sleeping sickness in Benin and two other African countries

WHO succeeds in eliminating sleeping sickness in Benin and two other African countries

In excess of a billion people throughout the world are at risk from neglected tropical illnesses that the World Health Organization unveiled a 10-year plan to combat last year. That effort is being supported by WHO contributions, which have already achieved remarkable results. There has been success in eliminating sleeping sickness also known as trypanosomiasis,…

Benin Government Spokesperson speaks out on allegations of misappropriation of COVID-19 funds

Benin Government Spokesperson speaks out on allegations of misappropriation of COVID-19 funds

The issue concerning the COVID-19 fund diversion in Benin which is valued to be 385 billion CFA francs, according to the auditor courts, continues to draw attention. The controversy that has been sparked with the audit report publishing on the management of the expenditure as a definitive response to COVID-19 cannot be brushed under the…

Residents of Benin City receive quality eye care from Seplat’s “Eye can See” program. 

Residents of Benin City receive quality eye care from Seplat’s “Eye can See” program. 

Seplat Energy’s “Eye Can See” project provides superior eye treatment to residents in the host societies. The goal is to avoid permanent vision loss, provide reading glasses for free, and also treat different eye disorders. So far, 86,226 individuals have been screened, with 38,555 glasses dispensed, along with 3,757 eye operations have been completed. On…

University of Benin to oversee Nigeria’s foray into traditional medicine alternatives

University of Benin to oversee Nigeria’s foray into traditional medicine alternatives

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, stated on Saturday that the federal government will make it easier for alternative and traditional medicine to be used in conventional medical settings. The University of Benin will assist the federal ministry of health in Nigeria in this regard.  “Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (TCAM) was launched during…

Benin Auditors find in excess of $385 million unjustified expenditures from COVID-19 fund. 

Benin Auditors find in excess of $385 million unjustified expenditures from COVID-19 fund. 

In its findings on the anti-Covid spending audit, the Auditors Court found that expenditure management lagged behind the State budget. Finance ministry responded to the jurisdiction’s observation, which does not sway from its position.  Auditors reported that Covid-19 domestic expenditures “were frequently implemented on the edges of the Government budget since they were disbursed from Treasury POs.” According…

Benin receives Coronavirus vaccine doses from Latvia.

Benin receives Coronavirus vaccine doses from Latvia.

 Latvia has provided third world countries like Benin with COVID vaccinations, according to a report by the NHS. Of these vaccines, Vaxzevria accounted for the highest number – 452,400 doses.  Out of this number, Benin received 80,000 vaccination doses. Other countries that received this generous bounty were Egypt (115000 doses), Kenya (55,200), Albania (30,000), 30,000…

Benin one among three nations to make some headway against sleeping sickness

Benin one among three nations to make some headway against sleeping sickness

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement stating that the nations of Benin, Rwanda, and Uganda are making substantial headway against Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), which is commonly known as “sleeping sickness” (World Health Organization). Tsetse flies are the vectors for the transmission of tsetse disease, which is a tropical illness that can be…

18 Countries with the highest risk of epidemic are supplied with new polio vaccine
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18 Countries with the highest risk of epidemic are supplied with new polio vaccine

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) claims 350 million doses of the newly produced polio vaccine nOPV2 have already been disseminated across 18 high-risk countries, marking a “major development for eradication efforts.” The new oral polio vaccine was created to address the ongoing threat of type 2 circulation immunization poliovirus (cVDPV), an uncommon, evolved form…

CSR for better eyesight

CSR for better eyesight

In Benin City, Adibe Emenyonu since the commencement of its ‘Eye Can See’ campaign 12 years ago, Seplat Energy Plc and also its sponsors, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), have done basic eye treatments on over three thousand people and checked a total of eighty six thousand people. It stated the project was part of its…