Saturday, 27 September 2014

Anambra Mobilise Community Health workers on Ebola

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In a bid to forestall penetration of the deadly Ebola Virus into the state, Anambra State Government through its Ministry of Health has trained 41 health personals who would assist in preaching the gospel at all the nooks and crannies of the state.
The training held at weekend in King David’s Hotel, Awka, the state capital, was supervised by well experienced health apparatus sent-in from Abuja federal ministry of health.
Speaking during the occasion, Dr. Emmanuel Okafor, the State Epidemiologist in charge of disease surveillance in Anambra State Ministry of Health, disclosed that the trainees would foresee sensitisation of others at local government level.
According to Dr. Okafor, the trained health officers and others they would sensitise at the 21 council areas in the state would join hands in spreading the good news throughout the 177 communities in the and beyond.
“They are expected to pass the knowledge to ministries, agencies, organizations, individuals, churches, communities, associations and so on, who may likely request for their attention”.
Dr. Okafor, while noting that the information would be free, explained that it will reduce tensions building-up in the minds of people sequel to rumour peddlers, even as he assured that the federal government had provided them with forms to request for necessary things needed in perfecting the programme.
He further reiterated that no call for alarm, because according to him, the hemorrhagic virus had no place in the state and it has been contained in the country as broadcasted by the federal minister of health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu.
As a result, he encouraged students and pupils schooling in the state to return to classroom as everywhere is secured against Ebola.
Meanwhile, both primary and secondary schools in Anambra state has resumed for 2014/2015 academic session as directed by the federal ministry of health and education.



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