WHO trains 30 informants to fight cholera in Adamawa
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has trained 30 community informants on “early detection and reporting” of cholera outbreaks in Adamawa State.The initiative targeted Yola North, Yola South; and Girei councils that were hit by cholera on June 17, this year with one death from 76 cases.
This was contained in WHO’s Weekly Report, released at the weekend in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The report says, “early detection and reporting of cases are essential for the effective containment of cholera outbreaks and overall control of transmission.”
It added that the global health agency is further assisting state government by coordinating house-to-house case search for suspected cases of cholera.The agency’s coordination, according to the report, was to encourage individuals with cholera-like symptoms to promptly report to designated health facilities.
WHO Officer in charge in Nigeria, Dr. Clement Perter said: “The informants are currently working in the affected councils and 21 laboratory. They are the focal persons on sample collection, packaging, transportation and cholera diagnosis.”
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