Ebola: Plateau Govt to Train Over 8,000 School Teachers on PreventionLatest News, News Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
In its efforts to enlighten the public especially school children on measures to curb the spread of Ebola virus, the Plateau State Government is set to train over 8,000 Primary and Secondary School teachers in both public and private schools on prevention, control and containment of the virus.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fom Dakwak disclosed this on Monday at the opening of a two-day training workshop organised for health workers in the State at the Life Saving Skills Centre of the Plateau Specialist Hospital Jos.
Declaring the workshop open, Dakwak said although the State has not recorded any case of the disease, the State Government has released funds for life support ambulance, utility vehicles, personal protective equipment and others.
The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Elias Pede, said: “We are also in collaboration with Ministry of Education to stamp out any case of the disease in the State, though there is no such case in the State. Ours is just preventive measures.”
Also speaking, a Facilitator at the training and Head of the Team, Ebola Virus Disease Training, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Ilori, said the training would equip the participants with knowledge and technical know-how about the disease.
He said health workers and other stakeholders would be trained on how to recognise Ebola Virus Disease and prevent it.
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