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WHO Donates 853 Motorcycles To Nigerian Government

 

World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated 853 motorcycles and other related materials to the federal government to strengthen disease surveillance across the country.

The WHO Country Director, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, recently in Abuja, made the donation to the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.

Alemu said that Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) have a significant role in surveillance at the field level through visits to communities and health facilities.

According to him, they also facilitate timely investigation and response to outbreak of diseases where they occur in the country, hence, WHO in partnership with donor partners have provided the motorcycles to enhance surveillance system in Nigeria.

“You will agree with me that this group of professionals deserve to be provided with the most appropriate logistic to enhance their mobility across the country including the remotest parts of Nigeria,” Alemu added.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in his remarks, thanked WHO Country Director for the good gesture, saying that the donation indicated that 2018 would be a good year for all Nigerians.

“When we are able to detect and respond appropriately, we would be able to curtail the spread of diseases and maintain good health across the nation,” he said.

He therefore, assured that the DSNOs would use the 853 motorcycles effectively and in a way that would help to detect and check the outbreak of diseases.

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