SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
World Health Organisation, under its Health Emergency Programme in the North East, has donated over 400,000 copies of Information, Education and Communication materials to the Yobe State government in its effort to enlighten and create awareness on the scourge and danger of coronavirus disease.
The WHO Programme Manager, North East, Dr Collins Owili who was represented by Public Health Officer, Dr Ibrahim Audu Salisu presented the materials in Damaturu, Yobe State.
He said the items were provided with the aim of enlightening, educating and informing the public on the dangers of the disease through robust sensitisation in communities, offices and business places across the state.
Owili added that WHO had earlier provided support on COVID-19 response, surveillance, laboratory management, case management, infection prevention and control including risk management in the state.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Yobe Commissioner of Health, Dr Lawan Gana, commended WHO for the donations and promised to ensure judicious utilization of the items for the purpose the items were meant for.
The commissioner also said the State High Powered Committee on Prevention and Control of COVID-19 under the Chairmanship of the State Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana has been working assiduously towards ensuring that people across the state remained safe and healthy.
Items donated include 200,000 copies of Information, Education and Communication materials, Flip charts, 200,000 copies of infection, prevention and control materials, as well as 200 pieces of t-shirts and face caps among others.