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Red Cross trains Yobe stakeholders in diphtheria awareness, prevention

Mr Dagona said that diphtheria manifested in parts of the state.

• March 2, 2024
Nigerian Red Cross
Nigerian Red Cross

The Nigeria Red Cross Society in Yobe State has trained stakeholders in awareness, symptoms and prevention of diphtheria.

The NRCS Acting Branch Secretary in the state, Dr Sabo Dagona, who stated this on Saturday in Damaturu, said the exercise was to promote awareness among stakeholders on the ongoing diphtheria campaign in the country.

He said the organisation extended outreach to the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria, Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) among others.

Mr Dagona said that diphtheria manifested in parts of the state, hence the need to educate the people to stem the disease.

“Therefore, there is need for sensitising the people to become aware of what the disease is? How it’s being contracted and how they can protect themselves,” he said.

Commending the Yobe State government and other partners for concerted efforts to control the disease, Mr Dagona lauded community leaders and stakeholders for their support.

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