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Healthcare agency renews campaign against polio in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) on Monday urged parents and caregivers in the state to present their children for polio vaccination.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, made the plea at an event commemorating the 2016 World Polio Day in Kaduna.

Balarabe said that the Kaduna State Government was committed to total eradication of polio virus, urging parents to ensure that their children were not left out in the exercise.

She said that the Day was an opportunity for the state government to renew its promise of polio-free world to future generation.

“Tremendous achievements were recorded from December 2012 to date.

“Nigeria recorded only four cases of Wild Polio Virus in Borno this year (2016) as against zero cases over the same period last year.

“Kaduna State in particular did not record any case of wild polio virus since November, 2012,” the executive secretary said.

Balarabe said that following intensified efforts to ensure total eradication of polio in the state, the agency, in collaboration with all development partners working in the state, planned to celebrate the World Polio Day.

She said that the event would give opportunity to all stakeholders to rub minds on the successes and challenges recorded and devise ways of making the state polio-free.

Balarabe said that the event would feature lectures, rallies and distribution of communication materials to create public awareness.


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