Boko Haram: 22 Health Workers Killed, 60 Health Facilities Destroyed In Yobe

Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni, Director Public Health at the Yobe State Ministry of Health, has disclosed that a total of 22 health workers lost their lives with 60 health facilities destroyed during the peak of Boko Haram insurgency.

The director made the disclosure at a one day workshop on improving access to healthcare services in post conflicts setting leads to building a resilient health system in Yobe state held on Tuesday in Damaturu.

She added that, over 300 health were also displaced during the period.

“A total of 90 health workers were attacked, 22 were killed, over 300 were displaced while 60 facilities were completely destroyed during the insurgency”, Goni said.

She noted that curfews, ban on motorcycles and GSM services cut-off for 6 months among others hindered access to healthcare delivery in the state.

The Director, however, pointed out that responsive policies, resources flow, developing institutional and individual capacities, livelihood support as well as community coercion were some the resilience and recovery methods adopted in reversing the ugly trend.

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