-Over 3.6 Million Children are Expected to be Immunized Against Polio in Kano stat
The Governor of Kano State,Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says over 3.6 million children are expected to be immunized against poliovirus in the Maternal New born and Child Health Week (MNCHW) January campaign.
Dr. Ganduje said, the MNCHW would be conducted alongside the Outbreak Response exercise (OBR1) where immunization personnel would visit house to house to immunize children below 5 years against polio virus.
According to him the aim of the exercise is to improve the health care services for pregnant women and their children.
The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna disclosed this on Sunday at Ungogo Local Government while flagging off the OBR1 and MNCHW January campaign in the State.
Dr. Ganduje further explained that, Kano State Government is highly committed towards improving health care delivery to its people hence enjoined all and sundry not relent in ensuring that pregnant women attend antenatal in the hospitals across the State.
The Governor noted and appreciated the Federal Government,Local Government Chairmen,Emirate Councils and development partners for their commitment towards sustaining the hard fought gains and there fore urged them to consolidate on the success recorded in the exercise.
The commissionerOf Health, Dr.Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa urged parents to cooperate with immunization personnel towards the success of the exercise.
Other stakeholders who spoke during the occasion include the representative of Emir of Kano,Dankadan Kano
Bashir Muhammad, Chairman of Ungogo Local Government Alh.Abdullahi Garba Ramat and representatives of development partners.