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Red Cross tackles emerging health challenges in 8 LGAs in Katsina

09 Sep, 2019

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has revived its healthcare activities, particularly in the eight frontline local government areas affected by banditry attacks and other forms of insecurity.

This followed the improved security situation in the state occasioned by the dialogue currently going on between Katsina State government and the bandits.

Secretary of the Katsina State Branch of the NCRS, Bala Abdullahi Hussein, told newsmen at a workshop on a refresher training for selected health volunteers and field workers, that the programme was designed to equip the trainees and ensure that they go back to translate the knowledge they acquire to volunteers and other field workers on how to identify related health challenges and forward same for field reports.

He further disclosed that the workshop is also expected to review Year 1 reports and the lessons learnt, as well as identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the operations of NCRS and to prepare master trainers to conduct refresher training with changes on data collection tool and so on.

He said, ”The Year 1 project under review will focus on indemnified issues on such health challenges including measles, yellow fever, cholera, tetanus and so on.


05 Sep, 2019

The NEMA DG, Engr Mustapha Y Maihaja,  visited Anambra State on a flood assessment tour to ascertain the level of Damage caused by the recent 2019 flood.

The DG who was represented by Air Commodore A Iyamu stated that he had received several signals of flood disasters from Anambra State and therefore decided to pay a visit to the state to have a first hand Knowledge of the situation.

During the visit, the Chairman of Ogbaru Local Govt, Arinze Awogu, explained that Ogbaru Local Govt being a coastal local govt has been one of the worst hit in Nigeria each time the river overflows its banks. The LG chairman cried out that there should be adequate plans on ground immediately to receive people in the IDP camps in other not to be caught unawares.

The State Chairman of Nigerian Red Cross Society Anambra State, Branch, Emeka Katchy, while presenting the grand commander of humanity award to the NEMA DG stated that Anambra State has had a good friendly relationship and support of the NEMA DG during several emergency and disaster response in Anambra State in time past.

Receiving the award, the NEMA DG appreciated the Red Cross for always beIing on standby during emergency.