A health care service providing company organized Typhoid Eradication Program for 200 Abuja residents in Saburi Deidei, Abuja.
Speaking at the program, a Medical doctor, and the founder of Medik 247 International Limited, Dr Obioma Nwuba, said the program was organized in conjunction with Ekwulobia People’s Assembly (EPA) to inform the residents about the importance of the Typhoid vaccine.
He added that the program is meant to enlighten people, and let them know, that they can live a life completely free of typhoid.
“Typhoid is actually, caused by a bacteria called, “Salmonella Typhi, which is contacted from, contaminated food or water. It is usually contained in urine, stool and blood. The easiest way of transmission is from poor waste disposal, and sewage disposal systems.”
“When people that have the typhoid bacteria, go to water bodies and pass stool, they contaminate the water bodies. People utilize the water bodies for different activities such as bathing and cooking. The bacteria is now transmitted to other people through cooking or other activities”.
Dr Nwuba disclosed that to prevent the regular occurrence of Typhoid, proper advocacy on personal hygiene is essential.
“People need to practice personal hygiene by washing their hands after using the toilets, before eating food or putting anything into their mouth. It will reduce the instance of Typhoid greatly in society.
Every household needs to have a good sewage disposal system where faeces are disposed properly without interfering with leafy plants and water bodies”.
One of the benefactors of the Typhoid eradication Program, Mrs Chinelo Ikemezieme, said the sensitization program will enable the community members to reduce the risk burden and regular occurrence of typhoid and malaria.
” I appreciate the organizers of the typhoid vaccine program for giving the people of Ekwulobia Abuja branch, such an opportunity. Am grateful because am being vaccinated today”.