2019 World Polio Day: JAP/WHO Strenghtens Commitments To Total Eradication Of Polio Virus

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2019 World Polio Day: JAP/WHO Strenghtens Commitments To Total Eradication Of Polio Virus

In its renewed commitments to rid Kaduna State of wild polio virus, Journalists Initiative on Immunization against Polio (JAP) World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners have joined the State Primary Health Care in  urging the parents and caregivers to allow their children to be vaccinated.

In a message to commemorate the 2019 World Polio Day in Kaduna signed by the State Coordinator JAP Kaduna Chapter Mal. Lawal Dogara, the State Government and Development partners both have stated their commitments to the total eradication of polio virus in Kaduna state.

The statement urged the parents to ensure that their children were not left out in the exercise; adding that the 2019 World Polio Day is an opportunity for the global polio eradication.

Explaining further, the statement said that; “Tremendous achievements were recorded from December 2012 to date.  Since the last four reported cases in 2014 in Borno State, Nigeria has remain polio free for close to 4 years now.

“The country and African continent as a whole is preparing to be satisfied polio free. Kaduna state in particular did not record any case of wild polio virus since November, 2012”.

“In view of the intensified efforts to ensure total eradication of Polio in Kaduna State, the State Primary Health Care Development Agency in collaboration with all the development partners are working hard to achieving the desired result”.

The statement also commended Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai and his Deputy Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a former Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency for their efforts toward enhancing the health sector of the economy.

Traditional rulers, religious leaders, parents, proprietors of schools the statement appealed should continue to educate their followers as well as allow all eligible children to be vaccinated to ensure adequate protection against childhood killer diseases.