12 Feb 2013

Killing Of Health Workers In Nigeria Is Unacceptable

Killing Of Health Workers In Nigeria Is Unacceptable
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon has condemned the recent killing of health workers in Kano and Yobe states, saying it is “outrageous and unacceptable.”

In a statement signed by his spokesperson on Tuesday, Ban Ki-Moon strongly condemned the killings of three doctors from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in Yobe state and some health workers in Kano, days earlier.

“The Secretary-General offers his sincere condolences to the families of all the victims” the statement read.

He noted that those killed were working selflessly to provide basic life-saving interventions to the most vulnerable people.

“Such attacks severely limit health workers’ access to the populations who need them most and could have devastating effects in the fight to improve the health of people everywhere.”

“These acts of outrageous violence towards health workers around the world are unacceptable” he added.

He encouraged all countries to protect health workers so that they can continue to better the health of populations and save lives.

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