Yellow Fever: FG To Ensure Sustainable Immunization In Nigeria

26 November 2018 Health National News News

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has promised continued support to states to ensure sustainable immunization across the country.

The Leader of a delegation from the Agency, Mr Obi Emelife made this known during a courtesy call on Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State.

Mr Emelife said the support became necessary to address the gap left to fill in immunization indices in most parts of the country.

He explained that the agency would also assist the state to carry out regular surveillance to check the outbreak of any diseases.

The Leader of a delegation commended the Niger State Government for prompt release of ten million naira counterpart fund for the yellow fever campaign.

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso who enjoined the team to ensure proper monitoring of the campaign called on parents to avail themselves and their children for the vaccination.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril said vaccination was carried out in Mokwa, Borgu, Mashegu, Magama and Agwara local government areas in March this year following an outbreak of Yellow fever in seven states and the FCT.

The campaign is expected to end on the first of December this year.


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