Ebola Virus: Kaduna Organises Ebola Training For Health Workers

Channels Television  
Updated August 19, 2014

Ebola VirusThe Kaduna State Government on Tuesday organised a training for its health workers across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state and also inaugurated a task force to educate the people about the Ebola Virus Disease and how to curb its spread in the state.

Although the outbreak of the virus was yet to be reported in the state and the northern part of the country since it broke out in Lagos, the State Government and residents decided not to leave anything to chance in order to avoid the disease entering into the state.

The Kaduna Refinery also held a sensitisation meeting for its staff and host communities about the virus.

The training, organised in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), was a fallout of the emergency meeting between the 36 state governors and President Goodluck Jonathan on how to prevent further spread of the virus in the country.

Nigeria, along with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been the hardest hit countries by the epidemic, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called the worst in four decades.

The outbreak of Ebola Virus in Nigeria has prompted a review of traditional practices of various government and private institutions, religious faiths, and communities.

The virus has also stimulated significant research in the academic community into finding possible cure and avoid further spread of the virus. It is expected that citizens would adhere to all the health tips and warnings by medical experts.