WHO, Yobe Govt train 40 doctors, nurses on clinical management of rape survivors



The Organisation (WHO) has partnered with the Yobe government for the training of 40 doctors, nurses and midwives on clinical management of victims.

Mr Muhammad Shafiq, the WHO Emergency Manager, Health Emergencies Programme made this known on Monday in Damaturu.

Shafiq, represented by Dr Inigbehe Oyinloye, WHO  National Consultant on Gender-Based (GBV), explained that the training was aimed at building the capacity of the healthcare providers during emergencies.

“We carried out some assessments in Yobe health facilities that are providing Gender-Based services and realised that among the health workers, there was poor capacity building.

”In order to close the gap and ensure the health sectors are strengthened to provide these services, equipping them to have holistic care for the survivors” she said.

Speaking earlier , Dr Mohammed Gana, Yobe Commissioner for Health said that the recorded over 700 GBV-related within the last two .

Gana, represented by Abdullahi Danchuwa, Director Nursing Services of the commended the WHO for assisting the state with developmental policies and , provision of capacity building to health workers as well as provision of medical consumables.

The commissioner equally added that more collaboration with government, parents as well as donor agencies need to be put in place to end the increasing challenge.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the participants said that the training had given them better insights in managing GBV victims.(NAN)