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Africa Achievers Awards holds Meningitis Campaign in Kebbi (Photos)

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The surge in cerebrospinal meningitis cases in the Northern part of the country should be a cause for concern, not only to health care professionals but also to every Nigerian. This current episode poses a unique threat, mainly because of the virulence and mutated Meningococcal strain involved.

 Other factors negating adequate health interventions are;

a. Low vaccination penetrance in Northern Nigeria, due to poor health practices and inadequate health infrastructure.

b. Poor awareness of preventive measures, symptoms and consequences of the disease, due to high level of illiteracy and in-exposure in this part of the country.

c. Inadequate number of healthcare professionals and trained personnel to combat such an epidemic.

d. Lack of will on the part of those with the mandate to put adequate measures in place.

The importance of providing strategic solutions cannot be overstated to eradicate this epidemic.

Speaking in Kebbi State Nigeria,  the Head of our Medical Team Dr Achese Nestor Inimgba commented that available records show that “the epidemic has affected over 1000 persons with over 300 mortalities recorded. Such index underlines the need for urgent call for action tailored to combat not just the disease, but the lack of awareness, infrastructural deficit and the myriad of challenges facing these parts.

The panacea to such an epidemic requires strategic planning and proper public health.

Already, we have a team of over 20 Medical Doctors and some media houses who have voluntarily taken up this task to curb this epidemic, We cannot however do this alone.

Let us come together at this time of adversity and provide aide to this ailing populace who have been neglected.

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At the end we will be happy we have saved millions of Nigerians by providing information on this epidemic.

See Photos Below!!!.


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3 Comments

  1. Michael

    May 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I thought the disease is over

  2. Ayo

    May 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thank God for this

  3. Mrs Linda

    May 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love this

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