Red Cross, Osun Govt Team Up To Fight Diphtheria With Volunteer Training


The Red Cross Society of Nigeria, in partnership with the Osun State Government via the Ministry of Health, initiated specialized volunteer training on February 28, 2024, as a proactive measure to combat the threat of diphtheria and other diseases. 
The training concentrated on community involvement, communication risk, and surveillance operations across many local governments in the state, according to Mr. Samuel Odelami, the society’s branch communication officer.
He continued, saying that the initiative demonstrated the value of a coordinated and community-driven approach to disease prevention and control. 
‘Volunteers have also been given the necessary training to effectively communicate health risks, interact with communities, and improve surveillance operations in order to identify possible outbreaks and take swift action to contain them’.
Mr. Ovwigho-Ugbede Ogbhenetegiri, a member of the National Disaster Response Team, stated that the collaboration has produced a network of knowledgeable and capable volunteers who might be vital in preserving public health.
He emphasized that by spreading the training across many local governments, a thorough and extensive defense against not just diphtheria but also other contagious diseases that could endanger the population has been built.
Mr. Oluwatosin Babafemi, a trained volunteer, praised the state government and the Red Cross Society of Nigeria, guaranteeing that the improved abilities will greatly improve the general health resilience of Osun state residents.

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