Jigawa targets 57,145 children for polio immunisation
The Jigawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it has targeted 57,145 children for vaccination against polio in the second round exercise in the Malammadori local government area of the state.
The five-day exercise would hold between September 11 and September 15.
The state technical facilitator, Usman Binyaminu, disclosed this at the inauguration of the immunisation exercise on Saturday in Malammadori in a statement by the council’s information officer, Musa Muhammad, on Sunday in Dutse.
Mr Binyaminu said 57,707 children got vaccinated against the disease in the last round of exercise in the area.
He urged the council’s chairman, Hussaini Umar, to attend the daily debriefing towards promoting stakeholders engagement to facilitate the successful conduct of the exercise.
The statement also quoted the health educator in the area, Hamisu Muhammad, disclosing that the council received 66,150 doses of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and deployed 109 personnel for the exercise.
“Mr Hamza Bello, the Primary Healthcare Coordinator in the area, sought the support of community and religious leaders to mobilise participation in the exercise.
“Also, chairman of the council pledged maximum support to facilitate smooth conduct of the exercise,” the statement said.
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