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WHO TRAINS 60 HEALTH WORKERS IN BORNO ON TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL                                                            26-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                     The World Health Organization WHO, has commenced a comprehensive package of intervention to improve Tuberculosis situation in Borno state.

WHO State Coordinator, Dr. Ibrahim Salisu made this known at the opening of a 10-day capacity building workshop for sixty Tuberculosis TB and Leprosy control programme officers in the state.

He said the training which will be conducted in batches wass sequel to a request by Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum during the North East Commissioners for Health Forum in January this year to improve case detection and treatment.

According to Dr. Salisu, Tuberculosis is a disease of global concern and the humanitarian crisis in the region has further heightened the situation in Borno state.

“A concerted effort is therefore crucial in expanding case finding and treatment. Hence the need for this very important training. I therefore urge all the participants to give this training the seriousness it deserves ” Dr. Salisu said.

The WHO Coordinator assured to provide technical support, drugs and commodities and ensure adequate case detection, treatment and data management.

Borno state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Professor Baba Malum Gana represented by Director Public Health, Dr Goni Abba said 438 health facilities are currently offering TB services across the state in an effort to contain the disease.

He explained that people with lower immunity are at risk of contracting Tuberculosis, calling on the public to report persons with suspected symptoms to the nearest health facility.

Two of the participants Mohammed Umar from Gwoza and Hauwa Inuwa TB Coordinator Maiduguri metropolis described the capacity building workshop as timely, promise to scale down the training to other frontline health workers.

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