UNICEF SENSITIZES VOLUNTEER WORKERS ON MENINGITIS IN ANAMBRA

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Anambra state United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) facilitator on Maternal and New born child health (MNCH), Mrs. George Ileka (JP) has embarked on sensitization of volunteer workers on the ways of preventing outbreak of meningitis in their communities, saying that although Anambra state is yet to record a victim of the dreaded virus, they owe it a duty to educate their community members on ways to avoid the disease.
Mrs. Ileka gave the lecture recently during an assessment visit to the UNICEF volunteer workers and primary health care centre (PHCs) staff at Idemili South Local Government Council Headquarters, Ojoto.
She directed the staff nurses and midwives working at the various PHCs to urge the volunteer workers to embark on serious sensitization of the community dwellers; saying that they should ensure clean environment, sleeping inside ventilated rooms and coming out for immunization whenever the vaccine for meningitis was available.
“Please you the staff nurses and midwives should educate the people on meningitis. It has already killed over 300 persons at the northern part of Nigeria with few cases recorded in Cross River and Delta States. Although, no meningitis case has been reported in Anambra state but who knows, one day, it may come in. To be fore warned is to be forearmed,” Ileka said.
“Volunteer workers don’t allow your people to be victims so that you don’t regret not warning them about the dreaded disease. Ensure cross ventilation of your rooms especially at night no matter the mosquito, sleep under treated mosquito nets. When you or your children come back from work or school have a cold bath immediately to cool the body temperature. Also ensure our environments are clean by disposing our refuse properly. Anytime the vaccine for celebral meningitis arrives make sure you tell all your people to come out for immunization”, she said.
Moreover, during the monthly assessment, it was discovered that two staff nurses/midwives both from Nnobi community stood out in their performance for the quarter. They include R/N.M Ezimdi Ifeoma of PHC Ebenesi Nnobi and R/N/M Hamada Nkechi of Umuru Nnobi Health Post. Mrs. Ileka praised them and urged others to emulate their hardwork.
UNICEF SENSITIZES VOLUNTEER WORKERS ON MENINGITIS IN ANAMBRA UNICEF SENSITIZES VOLUNTEER WORKERS ON MENINGITIS IN ANAMBRA Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, April 24, 2017 Rating: 5

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