WHO-Africa- Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

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14 December 2016 | GENEVA One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not functioning at all.

“High insecurity, difficult terrain and lack of health workers, medicines, equipment and basic amenities such as safe water are making access to essential, lifesaving health care extremely difficult for people in this conflict-affected area,” says Dr Wondi Alemu, WHO Representative in Nigeria.

“WHO’s top priority is to help save lives and prevent sickness among the estimated 6 million people who need health assistance in this crisis.”

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from English – WHO | Regional Office for Africa

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