Polio Immunization : Kano Targets Over 3.2m Children

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Kano State Government says that over 3.2 million children aged 0-59 months old are targetted for this round of, Immunization Plus Days in all the forty-four local government areas of the state.

The State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje drop the hints on Saturday at the flag-off ceremony of this round of November, Immunization Plus Days (IPDs) exercise held at the cottage hospital in Kabo local government area.

The governor expressed commitment to the Polio Eradication and Improved Routine Immunization campaign in the State, through sustained community Mobilization, intensive supervision and support to the cold chain system among other efforts.

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Governor Ganduje, represented by the State Commissioner for Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa pointed out that, kano has been consistent in the implementation of all programs and projects aimed at improving the lives of the people, particularly fight against polio.

This was contained in a statement issued by the health ministry public relations officer, Ismaila Garba Gwammaja and forwarded to Solacebase.

It said the Governor added that,’’ we still have enormous task before us in making sure that we close all gaps in our system in order to safeguard the state from the spread of the disease from our neighbors, considering that for over 63 months now there is no single case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in our community he stressed.’’

The statement added that  Ganduje noted with appreciation the enormous contribution and great role displayed by  Development Partners, working under Health, in the area of immunization, nutrition, malaria, HIV/AIDs, maternal and child health among other intervention as encouraging and hope the trends will be sustained for the maximum benefit he added.

Earlier, in a remark, the Executive Secretary Primary health care management agency Dr. Tijjani Hussain enjoined traditional leaders and Ulama that they still have a crucial role in mobilizing their subjects and followers to key into most of these programs implemented by the state government.