Fight against di­ar­rhea: USAID, Kebbi train 17 med­i­cal of­fi­cials

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Is­mail Ade­bayo, Birnin Kebbi

As part of the ef­forts to cur­tail di­ar­rhea in Kebbi State, the United State Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (USAID) and Kebbi State Govern­ment, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sustaining Health Out­comes in the Pri­vate Sec­tor Plus (SHOPS Plus) have trained 17 med­i­cal per­son­nel from the pri­vate hos­pi­tals in the state un­der the Push Di­ar­rhea Away pro­gramme.

While de­liv­er­ing her speech dur­ing the launch of the SHOP Plus progamme in Birnin Kebbi, the Head of the USAID team and the chief party Mrs Ay­o­dele Iroko said dur­ing the aware­ness cam­paign em­barked on by her team, over 1000 chil­dren suf­fer­ing from di­ar­rhea were treated in seven lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of Kebbi State.

Mrs Iroko stated that their mis­sion was to save the lives of the chil­dren and en­sure that di­ar­rhea was pushed from the state. She said they had started ex­ten­sive cam­paign with 2,520 radio and tele­vi­sion jin­gles and urged par­ents par­tic­u­larly moth­ers to en­sure their chil­dren were kept away from filthy en­vi­ron­ments.

Wife of Kebbi State Gov­er­nor Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu who was dec­o­rated on the oc­ca­sion as the Zinc/ORS Cham­pion for Kebbi State, said, “I am de­lighted that our tra­di­tional rulers and other com­mu­nity lead­ers have been in­cluded and sen­si­tized on the this and they will carry the torch for­ward.”

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