Around 40,000 Children are in Risk of Dying from Malnutrition – WHO

Around 40,000 Children are in Risk of Dying from Malnutrition – WHO

Recently World Health Organizations(WHO) reports that more than 40,000 children are at high risk of dying in north-east. The main reason for this situation is acute malnutrition and medical complications in the region.

On the WHO annual press report, they describe the detail of the current crisis. According to them, destructions of many health facilities and killing potential health workers by Boko Haram creates this hazardous moment.

Due to the frequent movement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the region gets a high risk of life taking diseases.

WHO names those diseases as malaria, cholera, and others.

According to the WHO, malaria, acute respiratory infections and diarrhea are the prominent cause of illness among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Women and children are the special victims of those diseases including the malnutrition.

The World Heald Organizations has requested for more support on the region. They need more health workers and supplements to support those 40,000 children who are in immediate danger.

WHO stated that they are facing attacks on healthcare stuff, access difficulties on the region. The terrains are also hard to navigate for the workers. For those reasons, people of that area can get life taking diseases.

The north-east region’s people might also face diseases like viral hemorrhagic, and fiver like Lassa fever and yellow fever.

However, the World Health Organization is doing great work on those areas as they take all steps to prevent disease. They are also saving so many lives in the affected regions.

On the recent WHO report, they also showcase their 2018 achievement on the completed projects.

As an achievement, they have provided treatment to 216,000 children. Those treatment ware for diseases like malaria, pneumonia, cough, diarrhea. To complete this project more than 1,110 Community Resource Persons (CORPs) were involved.

WHO also provided 21,000 mental health supplement at Borno State. And this the first time in the primary health care facility for the region.

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