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WHO, UNICEF rate Osun high on polio eradication

Jelili Tiamiyu, Osogbo.

The State of Osun Task-Force Committee  on Immunization has disclosed that the State of Osun health care performance indices on Polio Eradication has been rated higher above many other States in Nigeria by the World Health Organisation(WHO) and United Nation For Children Educational Fund(UNICEF).

According to the Committee, Osun state came first along with Adamawa and Sokoto by scoring 97% in the last assessment of Primary Health Care Under One Roof throughout Nigeria

Osun Immunization Task-Force Committee led by the Executive Secretary, Osun Primary Health Care Board,Dr Oluwole Fabiyi made this disclosure in Osogbo while briefing the Secretary to the State Government of Osun,Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji about the successes and challenges  encountered by the Committee.

The Task-Force Committee on Immunization further said that Osun has become a pace setter in qualitative health care service delivery and in the the fight against any preventable diseases.

The committee therefore disclosed that arrangement for another round of National immunization programme for children in  all the  nooks and cranny of Osun would come up between  Saturday, 15th and Tuesday, 18th Ferbruary,2020 respectively

He noted that the 4- day National immunization would be an Oral Polio Vaccination(OPV) for the children between the ages of  zero to five and the vaccination is to guide against Poliomyelitis.

The Committee also applauded  Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the new approved salary structure for health workers in the state  and other various supports given to the Osun Primary Health Care Board in carrying out its mandate which is now yielding positive results.

They however pledged to be more dedicated and committed to the assignment in making Osun a Polio free state and appealed for more government supports,especially in their area of challenges which include funding.

In his response,the Secretary to the State Government of Osun,Prince Oluwole Oyebamiji hinted that Governor  Oyetola will leave no stone unturned in the health sector,noting that the health and security of the people of the state is so paramount in the mind of governor Oyetola.

Prince Oyebamiji reiterated the efforts of the present administration in ensuring that 332 Primary Health Centres were rehabilitated across all wards in the State in order to improve the health status of the people .

He however assured the Osun Task-Force on Immunization on the State Government readiness to give them the needed support to fulfill their mandate and desired success .

Highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the Polio coverage data as its affects each of the local government in the state.

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