Kano is 63 months polio-free
…As 3.2m children for IPDs
Kano State Government says it has demonstrated commitment to Polio Eradication and Improved Routine Immunization Campaign in the State, through sustained community mobilization and intensive supervision.
The State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje dropped this at the flag-off ceremony of November Immunization-Plus Days (IPDs) exercise held at Cottage Hospital, Kabo Local Government Area.
Governor Ganduje who was represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, explained that over 3.2million children aged 0-59 months old are targeted for this round in all the 44 Local Government Areas of the State.
The Governor added: “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 neighbours, considering the fact that for over 63 months now there is no single case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in our community,” he stressed.
Dr. Ganduje noted with appreciation the contribution by the development partners, working under the health sector in the area of immunization, nutrition, malaria, HIV/AIDs, maternal and child health among other interventions as encouraging and hoped the trend will be sustained for maximum benefit.
Earlier in his remark, the Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussain had stressed that traditional leaders and the Ulamah still had crucial role in mobilizing their subjects and followers to participate in such programmes being conducted by the State Government, a statement by the spokesman of the Ministry, Ismaila Garba Gwammaja has revealed.