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WHO provides medical assistance and donates materials to the Adamawa State Government to curb cholera outbreaks


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In an ongoing effort to support medical services in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated several medical intervention materials to the Adamawa State Government to help fight the outbreak of cholera. Did.

Donations include oral rehydration solution (ORS), Ringer’s lactate solution (RL), water guards, aqua tabs, industrial boots, sturdy gloves, latex gloves, cannulas, knapsack sprays, IV sets, jerrycans, posters, face masks. , Banners, just a few examples.

By handing over items on behalf of Dr. Sameeh Omoleke, Adamawa State Coordinator (SC), who represents the country of WHO, WHO will continue to support the state to achieve universal health insurance for all citizens. Guaranteed to.

“The donated material complements the government’s efforts to stop the transmission of the disease,” he said.

Dr. Laori Celine, Director of Public Health, Adamawa, who received the donated goods, praised WHO as a trusted partner who has always helped improve people’s health.

On behalf of the Health Commission, Dr. Celine said WHO has always intervened in many health responses in the state. “… Thanks to WHO for this and other interventions in the health sector, especially in the ongoing response to the outbreak of cholera. WHO continues to lead the response to cholera by coordinating with other partners. We have provided products to maintain our commitment to illness. We are grateful for our leadership and cooperation, “she said.

Similarly, Sreyman Basir Saidu, Chairman of the Primary Health Care Development Agency of Adamawa, thanked WHO for his kind gestures to ensure that people in Adamawa receive quality health care services and donated materials. I promised to use it with caution.

“On behalf of the Adamawa State Government, we want to ensure the effective use of these materials. To get out of the situation, we will deploy all the structures within the health sector,” he said. Told.

Recall that WHO has been helping states across the country to curb cholera outbreaks since the beginning of this year. Since the beginning of 2021, Nigeria has reported sporadic cases of cholera. As of Week 49 of 2021, State (33) had at least reported cases of this disease.

In Adamawa, the total number of cases reported as of December 23, 2021 was 1,783, with 54 deaths (CFR = 3.0%). To date, 12 municipalities (LGAs) have been affected, and 5 LGAs continue to actively report.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease that can die within hours if left untreated. Cholera outbreaks occur annually in Nigeria and continue to be a threat to public health. It affected both children and adults, resulting in many avoidable deaths over the years.

In addition, supportive oversight by the government and partners is underway and is being supported by WHO to improve cholera’s response.

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WHO provides medical assistance and donates materials to the Adamawa State Government to curb cholera outbreaks

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