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Kebbi, UNICEF tackle diarrhoea, measles

By Kabir Dankatsina

BIRNIN KEBBI—FOLLOWING the recent outbreak of diarrhoea and measles in some parts of Kebbi State, the state, yesterday, signed an agreement with UNICEF to address the menace.


Already, a three-day advocacy and 87 community engagement workshop was organised by the two bodies that came out with a five-year plan to improve the health sector.

Speaking during the opening ceremony in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Abubakar Bagudu urged the participants to use what they have been taught to enlighten the affected communities and other parts of the state.

He noted that the workshop was organised as a result of cases of the two diseases that were reported to the government, urging the participants to find ways of improving on hygiene in communities.

The participants, which include traditional rulers, Islamic scholars, health personnel and journalists, were invited to discuss how best the two diseases can be stopped.

Speaking at the event, UNICEF Sokoto Field Office, Dr. Mohammed, assured the government that the workshop will yield positive results.


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