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Kano to immunise over 3.6m children

The Kano state Deputy Governor, Dr Nasir Yusif Gawuna during the campaign

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje says over 3.6 million children will be immunised against poliovirus in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) January campaign.

Alhaji Ganduje said this at Ungogo Local Government while flagging off the OBR1 and MNCHW January campaign in the State.

According to the governor, the MNCHW will be conducted alongside the Outbreak Response exercise (OBR1), where immunisation personnel will be going house to house to immunise children below 5 years against poliovirus.

The aim of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week is to improve the health care services for pregnant women and their children, the governor hinted, adding that the State Government is highly committed to providing adequate health care services to its people

Alhaji Ganduje appreciated the Federal Government, Local Government Chairmen, Emirate Councils and development partners for their commitment towards sustaining the hard-won gains, urging them to consolidate on the success recorded in the exercise.

In a remark, the Commissioner Of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, urged parents to cooperate with immunisation personnel towards ensuring the success of the exercise.

Other stakeholders who spoke at the occasion include the representative of Emir of Kano,Dankadan Kano Dr Bashir Muhammad, Chairman of Ungogo Local Government Abdullahi Garba Ramat, and representatives of development partners.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Tina Oyinsan and Tony Okerafor