NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE (NTDS) UNIT.
The NTDs Unit is among the unit that exist within Administration/Supplies Department and it serves as Medical Unit. The Unit works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to stem the tide of neglected tropical diseases in our schools, which are being handled and treated by them.
The disease that are known as NTDs are as follows:
Soil transmitted Helminthiasis (STH)
All these diseases are caused by tiny worms found in places where there are stagnated water. These diseases are endemic in Ebonyi, Ishielu, Afikpo South and Ezza North local government areas.
The UBEB with the Ministry of Health has carried de-worming exercise in our schools in the affected local government areas.
Public primary and junior secondary as well as private schools benefited in the 2017 de-worming progroamme of the State Ministry of Education.
In 2018, the de-worming exercise was conducted in Afikpo South.
The UBEB and Ministry of Health are Collaborating to ensure that the educational health programmes are perfectly executed in Ebonyi State.
A sound body gives a sound mind. While a healthy man is a wealthy man, hence the need for the sustenance of the Health for All programme for Ebonyi Children.
Mrs. Nwaeze Ogbonne o.