FG launches health, nutrition response project in Borno
The Federal Government, in collaboration with Borno State government, has launched the Health and Nutrition Emergency Response (HNER) project to reduce “morbidity and mortality” by providing life-saving services to persons affected by insurgency in the state and North-East.
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole disclosed this, yesterday, at the midterm review meeting held at Government House, Maiduguri.
He said the six-month implementation is to be strictly based on leadership; governance, accountability and coordination to achieve targeted emergency health responses in insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
He explained that the project is to achieve the objectives of assessing affected population to an essential package of primary and secondary life-saving health services, as well as strengthen capacity for disaster preparedness and response at three tiers of health system in the North-East zone.
Representative of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Alemu Magednehu said 21 health partners were in involved in the midterm review, adding that it is a very good move to save the lives of many displaced persons.
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