Minister canvasses multi-sectoral approach to forestall cholera outbreak 

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The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Ali Pate, has called for a multi-sectorial approach to forestall outbreak of infectious diseases like Cholera, Typhoid Fever and Tuberculosis.

He said the approach should not only be biomedical which is curative, noting that many diseases are socially determined, hence, the right public policies must be put in place to provide social safety.

The health minister also said the Federal Government has mobilised resources to contain the spread of Cholera in the country.

Prof Pate said a technical working group was activated through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to support states to reduce the transmission of the infectious disease and treat those who have been infected.

Prof Pate assured Nigerians that the Cholera outbreak would be minimised from spreading to more states and local government areas.

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