Boko Haram kills 22 health workers in Yobe

Boko Haram kills 22 health workers in Yobe

No fewer than 22 health workers a recent onslaught by the outlawed Boko Haram fighters who also destroyed 60 health facilities in Yobe State. The Director Public Health at the Yobe State Ministry of Health, Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni revealed this at a one day workshop on improving access to healthcare services in post conflicts

No fewer than 22 health workers a recent onslaught by the outlawed Boko Haram fighters who also destroyed 60 health facilities in Yobe State.

The Director Public Health at the Yobe State Ministry of Health, Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni revealed this at a one day workshop on improving access to healthcare services in post conflicts setting leads to building a resilient health system in Yobe state held on Tuesday in Damaturu.

She added that, over 300 health were also displaced during the period.

“A total of 90 health workers were attacked, 22 were killed, over 300 were displaced while 60 facilities were completely destroyed during the insurgency”, Goni said.

She noted that curfews, ban on motorcycles and GSM services cut-off for 6 months among others hindered access to healthcare delivery in the State.

The Director, however, pointed out that responsive policies, resources flow, developing institutional and individual capacities, livelihood support as well as community coercion were some the resilience and recovery methods adopted in reversing the ugly trend.

The State Deputy Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare, Idi Barde Guban, said 1098 of public buildings and private properties including healthcare facilities in the State had been destroyed by the hoodlums.

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Guban was represented by Alhaji Baba Ali during the workshop tagged: “Improving access to healthcare services in post-conflict setting: a case of Yobe State health system resilience”.

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