WHO seeks collaboration with Jigawa to eradicate polio

Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido

The global health organisation wants to help fight polio in the state.

The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Monday called for a closer collaboration with the Jigawa State Government to eradicate polio in the state.

The WHO coordinator in the state, Sani Maiwada, made the call at the inauguration of the second round of the 2013 State Immunisation Plus Days (SIPDs) in Babura, Jigawa.

Mr. Maiwada said such working collaboration was necessary to deal with the issue of vaccines’ rejection and other challenges militating against sustainable campaign activities against the disease.

“We strongly look forward to expanding our partnership with the state government and continuing collaboration on this front,” he said.

WHO and other polio eradication partners reiterate our commitment and support to the government and the people of the state toward stopping polio.

“We shall mobilise all resources at our disposal to fight the upsurge of polio to the finish this year,” he added.

He commended the state government on its programme designed to mobilise participation in the polio campaign, adding that the trend had controlled transmission of the disease in the state.

The Jigawa Government has targeted 1.3 million children for immunisation against polio in the ongoing immunisation in the state.


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