Africa Vaccination Week : Kano Govt Earmarks N500m for 2024 Daily Routine Immunization

The Kano State Government has reiterated its commitment towards strengthening the Health Sector in the state.

he state commissioner for health Dr Abubakar Labaran Yusuf stated this at the flag off 2024 African Vacation Week organized by Kano state government and development partners in Kano.

Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf said the celebration is particularly important as reminds all stakeholders including communities, households and individuals to remain vigilant to ensure Kano state continued to improve its immunization services and Nigeria stay Polio free.

“We once again affirm that, immunization remains high on our agenda for health and development in Kano state. We also firmly believe and attest to the fact that immunization remains the most cost effective public health intervention and thus, forms part of the core principles of promoting the delivery of high-impact lifesaving intervention in Kano state,” Dr. Labaran said.

The commissioner further said Kano state government is highly committed towards strengthening the health and well-being of the entire populace and had made remarkable achievements in all aspects of immunization services delivery to mention but a few, cold chain and logistics, community mobilization, service delivery, monitoring and supervision, new vaccine introduction, capacity building and had recently introduced and integrated new vaccine (Human Papilloma Vaccine) into the routine immunization in the state.

Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf on behalf of Kano state government development partners that are always supporting healthcare activities and other intervention in the state.

In his speech, the royal father of the day District Head of Kura local government Dokajin Rano Alhaji Abubakar Tijjani Abubakar assured all the necessary support for the success of the exercise.

Speaking earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) state coordinator Dr. Maina Sunusi Abubakar said the African Vacation Week is part of world immunization week dedicated to all vulnerable population in Africa.

The coordinator represented by Dr Ado Ali Ahmad said this year’s African Vacation Week with the theme “vaccinated communities, Healthy Communities” is celebrated not only for vaccine preventable diseases but for other high impact lifesaving intervention.

“This is first time we have seen high commitment from Kano state government for the activity that was flagged off today by the state commissioner for health Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf and district head of Kura local government Alhaji Abubakar Tijjani Abubakar with a very impressive turnout,” WHO coordinator said.

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