Over 150 children affected with led poisoning in Zamfara


The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) says no less than 150 children influenced with lead poison in Zamfara are yet to receive treatment.

Dr. Simba Tirima, Deputy Head of Mission, MSF in Nigeria, revealed this to  Newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. In 2010, an exceptional episode of lead poison was found in Zamfara, in which no less than 400 children died. Eight years since the flare-up of the lead poison, MSF said that no less than 150 children are yet to be attended to.

As indicated by Tirima, MSF is financing the treatment of the influenced children while the Federal and state governments are working together with MSF to guarantee more children are not presented to lead poison in all the influenced towns.

The MSF supervisor said that, in any case, uncertainty in the state had as of late denied the organization from overseeing satisfactory treatment to the influenced children.

“We have no less than 150 children in our treatment program however because of instability in Zamfara, we have not had the capacity to visit a portion of the towns where our patients are,” he said. Tirima said that MSF had ceased its treatment program for children influenced with lead poison in Niger in October 2018.The MSF agent head of mission said that just 10 children were left on its treatment program in Niger and they had been given over to the state government.


Joshua Samuel
About Joshua Samuel 161 Articles
Joshua Samuel is a pro blogger who finds delight and fulfillment in telling stories in different formats with the aid of technology and social media.

Joshua Samuel started expressing his love for writing when he was just 10 years old and always come on top of his class with strong grades in English Language and other social study courses while in College.
He is graduate of digital marketing from SIIT and wishes to commence his masters degree in digital marketing/journalism in the nearest future.

Joshua is also an editor at Get247News Nigeria and as published over 5,000 articles on the web which includes 1932 viral articles.

Joshua is the chief editor and the founder of TheElitePost.

you can contact him on Joesam@theelitepost.com

Below are the articles written by Joshua so far...

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.