WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains a concern
After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organization and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned.
NCDC’s latest data shows that the number of new confirmed and probable cases has been falling for five consecutive weeks, indicating that public health measures are proving effective, but more infections are expected until the end of the dry season, as the viral haemorrhagic fever is endemic to the area.
Nigeria’s Keystone Bank Wins 2018 Global Leadership Award in New York for Empowering Women
Nigeria’s Keystone Bank has added another feather to its cap as it emerged the winner at the just concluded 2018 Global Impact Leadership Award held in New York, under the “Best Bank In Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Category”. As one of Nigeria’s fastest growing financial institutions, the bank was recognized on account of its demonstration of extraordinary support for Women Entrepreneurs.
Nigeria not listed among the top 10 countries on the Africa investment index
Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab, in its 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) report released yesterday shows that Nigeria’s current 14th position improved as a result of the recovery of the economy caused by the recent rise in oil prices. Morocco grabbed the first position with Egypt and Algeria occupying the second and third position respectively. South Africa is right behind at 4th.
LafargeHolcim treated 10mn tonnes of waste in 2017, up 13%
Leading Swiss building materials firm LafargeHolcim has announced that it treated 10mn tonnes of waste in 2017 with its waste management business, an increase of 13% compared to 2016’s levels.
The $29bn revenue company was able to execute this using firms that are involved in cement production, treating a variety of waste including solvents, tires, oils, contaminated soils and other demolition waste.