Tuesday, October 3, 2023

WHO lauds Kano Govt over Diphtheria outbreak handling 

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The World Health Organisation has commended the Kano State Government for its political commitment demonstrated towards combating the diphtheria outbreak in some parts of the state.

The WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Walter Kazadi, said the state had displayed exemplary leadership in bringing the epidemic to a standstill in some parts of the state.

Kazadi described Kano State as a role model in the fight against the disease.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kazadi made the commendation when the Global Fund delegation paid a working visit to Governor Abba Yusuf at the Government House on Wednesday.

He, however, called on other states to follow suit in demonstrating political commitment in providing required modern facilities in health institutions.

“Kano is an epicentre for diphtheria, but we have seen so far exemplary effort in quick rapid response.

“All agencies, sectors and partners are working around, and implementing diphtheria response efforts. And that is an example of how to work together. We hope other states will follow suit and harness these successes.

“Obviously, Kano has a great potential to revitalise the Primary Health Care, which has been put forward by WHO to accelerate health.

“Diphtheria is just a wake-up call that we have to revisit the foundation of the PHC, multi-sector policy and action, community empowerment and engagement.

“What we have seen here is an example of political will or commitment,” Kazadi said.

Responding, Yusuf told the Global fund delegation that the state government would continue to accord priority attention towards the provision of modern equipment in its healthcare facilities across the 44 local government areas of the state.



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