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BA-Nigeria trains religious leaders on danger of self-medication on malaria, tuberculosis, others

By Tina Agosi Todo, Calabar
12 August 2022   |   2:14 am
Breakthrough Action-Nigeria (BA-Nigeria), with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has charged faith-based organisations on the danger of self-medication on malaria...

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria (BA-Nigeria), with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has charged faith-based organisations on the danger of self-medication on malaria, COVID-19 and tuberculosis treatments.

BA-Nigeria stated this in Calabar, during a two-day orientation workshop to highlight roles and responsibilities of religious leaders in the management of malaria, COVID-19, tuberculosis and other diseases of public health importance.

The Cross River State Coordinator, BA-Nigeria, Dr. Kennedy Orazulike, said the objective of the training is to leverage on the platform of religious leaders to reach more people on the danger of self-medication.

He said, specifically, there has been an increase in prevalence of malaria in Cross River, noting that with the help of religious leaders taking the message to the larger society through advocacy and sensitisation of their congregations, there would be a behavioural change in accessing health facilities.”