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Foundation Donates 40 Water Tanks To Borno IDPs



Following the reported outbreak of acute watery diarrhea in some communities and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State, and the need for access to portable water, a non – governmental organisation, TY Danjuma Foundation, yesterday, donated 40 water tank reservoirs to Borno State government for onward delivery to some IDPs camps. LEADERSHIP Friday recalls that the Borno State government, through the commissioner of Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, had on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen over outbreak of the disease, said over I, 068 persons across 10 Communities and IDPs camps in the state, contracted acute watery diarrhea, with 35 recorded in Madinatu IDPs Camp, and 25 hospitalised. The commissioner attributed filthy environment, coupled with contaminated water resulting from open defecation by the residents, which wash excretes into drinking water or streams where they fetch water to drink, as the cause. Presenting the items, the TY Danjuma Foundation, through Social Welfare Network Initiative Country Director, Mr Emmanuel Olisaeloka Osemeka, yesterday, in Maiduguri, said the foundation was worried over the recent outbreaks of AWD in 10 communities of the state.





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