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50 million Nigerians at risk of River blindness

50m Nigerians at risk of onchocerciasis — Programme Manager

Mr Michael Igbe, the Programme Manager, National Onchocerciasis Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, says about 50 million Nigerians are at risk of getting infected with onchocerciasis, also called River Blindness. Igbe said this in Ibadan during a media dialogue organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and
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Gombe moves to check river blindness

Gombe—Gombe State Government says it is distributing N4.2 million drugs to the public to curb Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, in all the 11 local government areas of the state. The Coordinator, River Blindness Disease Control Programme in the state, Mrs Talatu Danzaria, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria,
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