Broader benefits of the polio programme, Social mobilization
Polio workers join the cholera battle in northeast Nigeria
Volunteer community health workers responding to the outbreak of cholera are one of the most powerful means to help curb the spread of disease.
A force of determined women already involved in the fight against polio has been assembled to lead work to curb the spread of a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria. Displaced by conflict and themselves living in camps around the crisis region, these women are moving from tent to tent to help families understand the risks they face during the rainy season, and how to get help if they fall ill.
Volunteer community mobilisers are often the only way community members know how to keep their families healthy in the face of extreme hardship.
These dedicated volunteers provide their neighbours with this vital service while facing their own hardships brought on by displacement.
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21 March 2023
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