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Disease outbreaks: Journalists urge intensified environmental sanitation campaign in Bauchi

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 Journalists For Public Health and Development Initiative J4PD has called for intensified environmental sanitation campaign to curb disease outbreaks in Bauchi State J4PD Coordinator Ms Elizabeth Carr made the call in a statement made on Thursday in Bauchi Carr urged the Bauchi State Government to empower its Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH agencies to enable hellip
Disease outbreaks: Journalists urge intensified environmental sanitation campaign in Bauchi

NNN: Journalists For Public Health and Development Initiative (J4PD), has called for intensified environmental sanitation campaign to curb disease outbreaks in Bauchi State. 

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J4PD Coordinator, Ms Elizabeth Carr, made the call in a statement made on Thursday, in Bauchi.

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Carr urged the Bauchi State Government, to empower its Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) agencies, to enable them carry out their duties effectively.

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The coordinator also advised that the WASH agencies should do more to create awareness about environmental hygiene, to prevent waterborne diseases, especially during the wet season.

“The crusade for environmental hygiene should be taken to the households and public places. This is in the interest of public health,” she said.

Carr commended Bauchi State Government for its consistency in the 16 per cent allocation to the health sector in its annual budget.

“We urge the state government to ensure timely release of the funds for effective implementation of health care programmes,” she said.

The J4PD coordinator also lauded the USAID-Integrated Health Programme (IHP), for its efforts in building the capacity of journalists covering public health.

Carr further commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for donating drugs and other medical consumables in the fight against the Cholera epidemic in the state.

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