A group in Nasarawa begins deworming more than 5,000 girls.

A group in Nasarawa begins deworming more than 5,000 girls.
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Thrive Together Women Empowerment Initiative (TTWEI), in partnership with the state ministry of Health, has initiated the deworming of girls in the state as part of efforts to combat soil Helminths infection, which is prevalent in most parts of northern states.

As she launched the deworming exercise at the Lafia Special School, TTWEI Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Nancy Nwamaka Abbah explained that she had chosen to concentrate on women and girls since they are the most vulnerable members of society.

"Women are the backbone of every family, community, and country. A stronger and more capable female population improves society and ensures a healthy country.

In an effort to combat helminth infections, which are primarily prevalent in northern Nigeria, we have made the decision to deworm nearly 5,000 girls.

"We began by deworming 21 girls at Lafia Special School and 473 girls at Kadarko Pilot Primary School in Keana Local Government with Albendazo.

Mr. Toba Oriyomi, the outreach's technical director, said that the program includes deworming over 5,000 girls aged one and up, health talks, and special gifts like text books and writing supplies.

The resource person, Mrs. Abel Blessing, a NAFDAC representative, educated the audience on the value of cleanliness and explained to the girls why it is imperative that they maintain proper hygiene.

According to Mrs. Abel, disease transmission among females is primarily caused by inadequate hygiene practices. To ensure a healthy future, she admonished the girls to take personal and environmental hygiene more seriously.

During her speech, the state government's representative, Mrs. Esther Yosi, on behalf of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gwamna Gaza, praised the TTWEI for its collaboration in empowering and deworming girls in the state.

The health commissioner made a plea to both public and private organizations to help and make sure that everyone is working together to promote the female child's safety and well-being.

In addition to praising the group for providing clothing and mosquito nets to the internally displaced people in Kadarko, Dr. Gwamna also urged others to emulate their actions.

Mr. Akpa Gideon, the pilot primary school's head teacher, praised the TTWEI leadership for selecting Kadarko as the pilot primary school. He exhorted them to continue their good deeds and pledged to shield the young girl from any kind of harassment.

The IDPs' spokeswoman, Sehembi Benjamine, expressed gratitude for the group's actions.

Mrs. Benjamin bemoaned that they had been left on their own to deal with their problems while the government and other relevant

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