KNSG set to immunize 3.2m Under-5 children

KNSG set to immunize 3.2m Under-5 children

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KNSG set to immunize 3.2m Under-5 children 

By Nasiru Yusuf Tsakuwa 

 

Kano State Government says it has targeted 3.2 million Under- Five children during the forthcoming Maternal and Child Health (MNCH) Week scheduled be­tween August 19th and 23rd in over 1,200 healthcare facilities.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Health, Alhaji Us­man Bala disclosed this to journalists.

He said the Ministry has also an­ticipated to render free antenatal ser­vices to over 60,000 first visit preg­nant women.

Alhaji Bala revealed that in addi­tion to immunisation, health workers will conduct nutritional status screen­ing, administer de-worming tablets and Vitamin A supplement to Under- Five children.

Other services scheduled during the week according to him, are dis­tribution of long-lasting insecticide treated nets, birth registration and an­tenatal services including malaria pro­phylaxis for pregnant women.

He said the event will feature dem­onstration of key preventive house­hold health best practices such as hand washing, personal hygiene, exclusive breast feeding, complementary feed­ing and correct and consistent use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets.

He noted that the State Govern­ment has procured N100million drugs and other supplements in addition to long-lasting insecticide treated nets worth N250million for the MNCH Week.

“It is my ardent hope that during this campaign, household heads will allow their wives to visit the more than 1,200 healthcare facilities across the 44 local governments of the state to access the designed healthcare ser­vices that are available free of charge for the benefit of our women and chil­dren who are the future of our state.

“The campaign is planned to hold across all primary and secondary healthcare facilities from 19th August to 23rd August, 2019 in the designat­ed service points within the various communities,” Bala added

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