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World Bank Donates Equipment To Margibi Health Team
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World Bank Donates Equipment To Margibi Health Team

KAKATA, April 3 (LINA) – The World Bank through the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated equipment and other items to the Margibi County Health Team.

The items include six motorcycles, four laptops, desktop with complete accessories and office furniture.

Making the donation, WHO County Coordinator Darius Keller said the items are intended to boost support to the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response, (IDSR) program in the county.

Keller said each District Surveillance Officer (DSO) of the Margibi County Health Team will receive a set of the donated items to effectively carry out disease surveillance in each health district.

Receiving the items, the Director of Community Health Services of the County Health Team, Joseph Korhene, thanked the World Bank and WHO for the donation.

He said it was “very timely” as the County Health Team has been having challenges in its disease surveillance.

Korhene noted that such a timely intervention will strengthen the capacity of the surveillance component of the County Health Team.

Also making remarks, the County Surveillance Officer, Leroy Maximore, said the surveillance area of the health sector is essential in combating any infectious disease in the country.

Maximore said in the absence of adequate support in terms of the availability of needed supplies and equipment it is difficult to continue keeping surveillance on infectious diseases.

He said Margibi County is currently among six counties that are experiencing measles outbreak in the country.

He disclosed that the measles outbreak in Margibi County has claimed one life and affected over 200 persons, with the Mamba-Kaba District hardest hit.

The donated items are valued at over US$30,000.

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