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FG reiterates importance of immunisation for children

The Federal Government has reiterated the importance of parents taking responsibility for immunizing their children to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases.

It also highlighted the critical need to invest in primary healthcare, which forms the foundation of a robust healthcare system, ultimately contributing to social-economic development.

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib in his remarks at the 40th Expert Review Committee Meeting, said it is important that parents actually take up their responsibilities and make sure that these vaccines that are provided free of charge to all members of the communities are accessed by parents.

While speaking further, Shuaib said: “We are working with the leadership of the states to make sure that we provide the vaccines and the medications that are necessary to contain these outbreaks.”

Shuaib also assured that NPHCDA is actively engaged in providing support, advocacy, and coordination for primary healthcare programs, stressing the importance of resources allocated for prevention, promotion, and rehabilitation for children affected by disabilities.

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