Osun Primary Health Care Development Board flags-off Polio vaccination exercise

The Chairman, Osun State Primary Health Care Development Board, Honourable Tajudeen Adisa, on Friday, flagged-off a 2-day training workshop for some selected health officials across the 30 local governments and Ife area office in the State.

Speaking during the event, Honourable Adisa urged health workers not to relent in their duties, stating that Governor Ademola Adeleke is passionate about delivering quality healthcare services to all.

He disclosed that the vaccination against Polio virus that causes poliomyelitis will commences on 30th of September, 2023 and end on 3rd of October, 2023.

The Board Chairman further hinted that the vaccination is packaged for children within 0 to 59 months, urged the general public, particularly nursing mothers and caregivers, to make sure their children between the stipulated age range are vaccinated during the exercise.

“As we all know that Nigeria has not detected any case of the wild polio virus anywhere since August 2016, this critical milestone in the polio eradication programme is achieved as a result of your support and commitment of all our supporting partners (NPHCDA, UNICEF,WHO) and our committed and ever reliable health workers that we have in the State”, Adisa Concluded.

In his welcome address the Executive Secretary, Osun State Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Oluwole Fabiyi appreciated all health workers in the State and implored them to be more committed to their duties so that Osun State can maintain her Zero Wild Polio Virus status.

While appreciating the World Health Organisation (WHO ), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and other partners for their support, Dr. Fabiyi assured that the State government would not relent in providing health security for its citizens.

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