In what appeared to be a milestone in Immunization services Primary Health Care Board, in particular, the State Deputy Governor Barrister Mahadi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau has flagged off the introduction of Men -A Vaccine into Routine Immunization schedule for children from birth to eleven months of age.
The event which held at Furfuri town in Bungudu LGA was in response to the Federal Government’s directives to States Primary Health Care Boards to flag up the Programme countrywide.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor said the vision of the present administration is to accelerate the process of strengthening primary health care under one roof in order to serve as sky board for implementing free maternal, neonatal child health care services to better the services for the State.
He also said that strengthening the SERICC activities are in alignment with the Matawallen Maradun’s administration agenda.
Barrister Mahadi Aliyu Muhammad Gusau who doubled up as Chairman State task-force committee on Immunization commended the Permanent Secretary ministry of health Executive Secretary State Primary Health Care Board the State RI team for ensuring the successful inauguration of the vaccine into Immunization family.
In a Speech, Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Health Dr Habib Yelwa said with the introduction of the vaccine Parents caregivers are expected to avail their children with the opportunity to be vaccinated taking them to nearest health facilities.
On his part, Executive Secretary State Primary Health Care Board Alhaji Yusuf A. Musa Mafara said the Vaccine is safe, effective given free of charge in all the State facilities, hence the need for Primary Health Care Coordinators in the 14 LGAs to work toward making the Programme a success.
He appreciated the effort of the State Deputy Governor, Emir of Bungudu Bungudu LGA Chairman Partners for patronizing immunization activities.
The occasion was attended partners including UNICEF, Afenet, CDC, WHO N I.