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WHO raises 113 teams Over Child Killer-Diseases in Borno

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up 113 mobile health teams to complement the efforts of Borno State government in fighting child killer diseases, one of which (cholera) claimed 58 lives in August.

This was made known on Saturday , by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Masochist Moeti, while flagging off the campaign against malaria at Muna Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, Maiduguri.

She said the deployment of mobile health teams will enable the affected population have direct access to health care delivery services, before the diseases hit communities.
“The deployment of these health teams in Borno State, will also be complemented with WHO’s campaign on measles and training of health workers to save the lives of many children from the killer diseases that could be prevented for life,” Moeti said.
On coping with emergencies, she said: “Our team which has been a major partner in establishing Borno State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PH-EOC), is to reform in addressing incessant disease outbreaks and emergencies in the North-East.”


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