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Malaria: WHO treats over 500,000 children

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday says it had treated 515, 000 children for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in the North East in 2018.

WHO disclosed this in its 2018 annual report on intervention in the North East at the workshop on health reporting during emergencies organised for journalists in Yola, Adamawa State capital.

It said the exercise was carried out under its Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness in three states of the North East.

The programme was implemented across 980 communities in 53 local government areas of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe by 1, 125 WHO Community Resource Persons (CORPS).

CORPS has consulted and treated more than 216,000 patients for various ailments; treated 68,820 children for malaria, 36,488 for pneumonia and 69,404 for diarrhea.

The report said WHO had  engaged 113 mobile teams across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, who provided integrated lifesaving interventions to people in hard-to-reach locations.

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