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Health News of Saturday, 18 September 2021

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Doctors Without Borders spends N17.7b on vulnerable Nigerians

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The Head of Mission, Doctors Without Borders,   Mr Syed  Tirima, has said that the not-for-profit organisation has expended N17.7bn on humanitarian services to  vulnerable Nigerians.

Speaking during a visit to the Minister of Police Affairs,Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi,  Tirima revealed that the group has been around since 1996, rendering medical support to all the geopolitical zones of the country.

According to a statement on Friday by the ministry spokesman, Bolaji Kazeem, titled, ‘Dingyadi canvasses medical support for police,’’ Tirima enumerated some of the group’s activities to include  free medical services to pediatrics, maternity interventions, primary health care for displaced persons, medical care for Lassa fever patients, provision of clinical equipment to some hospitals, and food/nutritional support as well as  support to the ministry of health through the provision of response services, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In his response, the Minister of Police Affairs,  Dingyadi sought medical support for police officers and their children  from the  Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres to enable them to discharge their duty efficiently.