Insecurity, low resources deny 3 million access to healthcare – WHO

The Country Representative, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondi Alemu, has said insecurity and inadequate workforce have denied three million people healthcare delivery services in the Northeast.

According to the global health agency, out of 5.4 million people in need of healthcare, only 2.3 million were reached between January and June this year.

This was disclosed in WHO’s 2018 mid-year report released at a capacity-strengthening workshop on health reporting during emergencies at Yola, Adamawa State.

He said only 2.3 million people were reached with healthcare delivery services, comprising 410, 256 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), 32,014 returnees and 1.87 million people that live in host communities of insurgency affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

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