UNICEF Commends Zamfara Over Polio Eradication

Polio_NewThe United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF), Kaduna field office, has commended the efforts of Zamfara State Government in its fight against poliomyelitis.

UNICEF Communications Officer, Mr Rabiu Musa, at an occasion to mark this year’s World Polio Day in the state, described the measures put in place by the state government as “remarkable and worthy of emulation by all”.

He said that if the state government maintained the tempo, the issue of poliomyelitis would soon be history in the state.

The representative of the state deputy governor’s wife, Mrs Hajara Janyau, earlier said the state had continued to receive various national and international awards following the initiatives it was putting in place to fight the disease.

She also said that the state government had doubled its performances in routine immunisation against the six child-killer diseases through the expansion of the scheme to cover all health facilities in the state.

In his contribution, the representative of World Health Organisation (WHO), Mr Yusuf Argungu, urged parents in the state to continue to present their children for immunisation against the six child-killer diseases.

NAN reports that many stakeholders in the health sector and traditional rulers attended the event, which took place at the Gusau Township Stadium.