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Cholera: Adamawa mobilizes community health workers

31 October 2013, 09:34

Yola - Arziki Sawa, Adamawa Commissioner for Environment, said on Wednesday that government hab begun the mobilisation of community health workers and non-governmental organisations to educate the people on dangers of cholera.

Sawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the mobilisation followed incidents of cholera outbreak in some states of the federation.

She said the programme was necessary to prevent any outbreak of the disease in the state.

“Adamawa has witnessed the devastation of the disease in some previous years and it will not allow such to happen again.

“The present outbreak of the disease in some states is worrisome.

"So, the state Ministry of  Environment, with the Ministry of Health and other NGOs, have joined hands to sensitise people across the state," Sawa said.

She said more than 5 000 health workers and volunteers were to be mobilised and deployed to 21 local government areas of the state.

The commissioner called on the public, especially those in rural areas, to always clean their environment and avoid any contaminated food or water for safety of their lives.

She said so far, no report of the disease in the state was recorded.

Sawa said that government would continue to mount more surveillance, to protect the lives and property of its citizens.

- NAN 


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