Pilot training of community mobilizers as health educators to prevent onchocerciasis in Bugai, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

@article{Okanlawon2011PilotTO,
  title={Pilot training of community mobilizers as health educators to prevent onchocerciasis in Bugai, Kaduna State, Nigeria.},
  author={Funmilayo A Okanlawon and G D Osanyintolu},
  journal={International quarterly of community health education},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={171-6}
}
About 33 million Nigerians are at risk of onchocerciasis (river blindness) including people in Bugai community where the prevalence is high. This is attributed to poor knowledge of preventive measures, so there is a need to empower people with health information. This pilot study aimed at training 38 volunteered community leaders as mobilizers with the intention of using them to disseminate health information on prevention of onchocerciasis to the entire Bugai community. The intervention study… CONTINUE READING