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Kebbi govt to spend N26m on campaign, vaccination against measles


Birnin Kebbi  – Kebbi state government is to spend N26 million on the campaign and vaccination against measles disease.
Chairman of the monitoring committee on the exercise, Alhaji Atiku Ahmed disclosed this to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday.
Ahmed said that the campaign and vaccination would be accorded priority and be sustained to ensure that the targeted group was covered.
He said the UNICEF would assist the state with logistics while the World Health Organisation (WHO) would provide allowances to health personnel participating in the exercise.
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Chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Farouk Wakili, said 1,125 fixed vaccination posts would be established in each of the 225 wards in the state.
He said 7,875 health and support personnel would be deployed to the fixed vaccination-posts.
Wakili said that the exercise would be conducted simultaneously in 19 Northern states from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25
Meanwhile, a consultant with UNICEF, Hajiya Fatima Shehu, told newsmen that Kebbi state had so far recorded 161 cases of measles this year. (NAN)

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