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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 82, September 10, 1998
  • Published Date:
    September 10, 1998
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis. ; Emory University. Carter Center ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 82
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Between August 10 and 19 , the Minister of Health of Niger, Col. Illo Almoustapha, visited the six sanitary districts in the Department of Tillaberi. He was accompanied by the National Directors of the Ministry of Health; regional, sub-regional, and local authorities; the National Program Coordinator for the Niger Guinea Worm Eradication Program, Mr. Sadi Moussa; and health sector development partners, including the WHO Country Representative, Dr. Bernard Lala, and the Global 2000 Resident Advisor, Mr. Mohamed Salissou Kane. Guinea worm eradication was one of the key themes discussed during the visit, especially during the minister=s visits to Bankilare in Tera District and Ayerou in Tillaberi District, where he addressed political leaders, tribal chiefs, and village-based health workers from surrounding areas, as well as the villagers themselves, on the importance of and ways to prevent transmission of dracunculiasis.

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