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WHO marks 75 years with medical outreach

The Emir of Bauchi being examined for Blood Pressure by the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Sabi’u Gwalabe and WHO medical officer. Photo Credit: Murtala Muhammad/Radio Nigeria

As part of activities to mark its 75th years of existence and the World Health Day, the World Health Organisation, (WHO) has embarked on a one-day free medical outreach in Bauchi.

The outreach was held at the Primary Healthcare Centre of the palace in Bauchi local government area of the state.

The State Coordinator, WHO, Dr. Mahmud Sa’idu said the outreach was targeted at adults and children with malaria, diabetes, hypertension, upper respiratory tract infections and ophthalmic problems.

Dr. Sa’idu, represented by the Organization’s Head of Surveillance and Disease Outbreak, Dr. Musa Kim said the WHO has been in the forefront of rendering healthcare services globally, with the aim of addressing health issues as well as providing preventive measures against life threatening diseases.

Earlier, the State’s Commission of Health, Dr. Sabi’u Gwalabe said the international body has been supporting Bauchi in the area of disease surveillance, routine immunization, capacity building and system strengthening.

Before the commencement of the medical outreach, the team paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu.

The Emir thanked them for choosing to celebrate the WHO 75th years anniversary in Bauchi.

Reporting by Murtala Muhammad; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu