Success Story: Bringing Hope to Hard-to-Reach Communities in Northern Nigeria

Isiaku Abubakar is now able to eat and play again like many other children in Kebbi and Adamawa states, thanks to the EU-funded UNICEF-ARFH collaboration with Kebbi state Ministry of Health and State Primary Healthcare Development Agency on the Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illnesses. But just a few days ago, Isiaku could neither eat nor play and had no interest in his surroundings. Following community mobilization in Mahuta community of Fakai LGA, Kebbi state by the UNICEF-ARFH iCCM Project, Isiaku was brought to ‘trainee’ Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs) by his grandmother, Fati Yusuf who is his primary caregiver. The CORPs assessed him and found him to be unable to eat or drink, unusually sleepy or unconscious, presenting with a fever for more than 7 days, yellowness of the eyes as well as…. Download full pdf here Kebbi iCCM Success Story

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