WHO empowers 5,500 health workers in North East
World Health Organisation (WHO) has empowered 5,500 health workers with capacity building interventions in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
According to the global health agency, the interventions are to address impact of current conflicts on healthcare delivery system in the region.
This was disclosed in WHO’s Weekly Report released yesterday in Borno capital, Maiduguri.
“The drastic decrease in quality and capacity of the healthcare system in the region stand in contrast with increased need for life-saving health services for populations affected by conflict,” said the report.
It further disclosed that an estimated 5.3 million people, including four million children, were in need of health interventions in the region.
WHO, therefore, identified capacity building intervention as an integral part of the strategy to strengthen the health system.
Dr. Clement Lasuba, the officer in charge of Nigeria, said: “Through capacity building interventions, WHO aims not only to improve the capacity of national health staff, but ultimately to save more lives.”