River blindness now endemic in Abuja’s six councils

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The Public Health Department of the Federal Capital Territory Authority has warned that river blindness is endemic in Abuja’s six councils.

The health department announced that it had commenced an annual house-to-house treatment of river blindness elephantiasis for persons above five years.

The acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mohammed Kawu, said this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the exercise in the Kuchigoro community, Abuja.

Mr Kawu said the exercise was under the 2021 Mass Administration of Medicine for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.


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