UNICEF Donates $290,000 Worth of Medical Supplies to Yobe State Government Amid Meningitis Outbreak


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped in to support the Yobe State Government by donating medical supplies valued at $290,000 in response to recent outbreaks of Meningitis in the state. Dr. Clement Adams, the UNICEF Health Manager for the Borno Field Office, made this announcement during the official handover of the medical equipment.

Dr. Adams emphasized UNICEF’s commitment to assisting the Yobe State Government in ensuring the availability of essential healthcare facilities. The donated items included build suction neonatal, Forceps 140mm, Forceps dressing 250mm, stainless steel bowl 600ml, bulb light exam, mobile lIED, scalpel handle, sphygmomanometer adult, surgical instrument delivery, and other critical supplies.

Expressing gratitude, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammed Gana, acknowledged UNICEF’s significant contribution and pledged to establish a robust monitoring team to oversee the proper utilization of the donated items. Dr. Gana commended UNICEF for its consistent support and understanding of the state’s healthcare needs, highlighting the organization’s reliability as a partner.

He assured continued cooperation from the state government and reaffirmed the commitment to maintain a strong relationship with UNICEF to enhance the healthcare system and improve the well-being of the people of Yobe State.