Kano govt vows to combat resurgence of Polio, begins vaccination

The Kano State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to support the fight against the resurgence of poliovirus in the state.

The state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, made the pledge during the official launch of the Polio Vaccination Exercise in Gabasawa LGA on Saturday.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, expressed concern over the resurgence of polio in 26 states, including Kano, following Nigeria’s certification as polio-free by the World Health Organisation on August 25, 2020.

A statement by Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, noted that Yusuf said the decision to start the campaign in Gabasawa was because it had the highest ratio of unvaccinated children in the state, as per health reports.

The governor disclosed various national and international donors, such as WHO, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Field Epidemiology Network, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Dangote Foundation, and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, have provided resources to support the fight against the Polio Virus.

Yusuf assured that all hospitals in the state will be improved to ensure an effective response to health issues.

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