Groups under the aegis of Nigeria Health Watch, have advocated for regular routine immunization to stop polio and other deadly disease across Africa.
The Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, Ms. Adaobi Ezeokoli, made the call at 2019 Nigeria Health Watch Forum, with the theme “Prevent Epidemics; Immunize” in Abuja.
Adaobi said, “We must prepare in order to prevent epidemics, this requires coordination from federal, state and local government, political will, community sensitisation, and funding to end polio other deadly disease.
“One way to prevent disease outbreaks is to ensure that our children, our families, are protected. And this is where immunisation takes centre stage. We know that immunisation protects a child from preventable childhood illnesses,” she said.
Also speaking at the event, the Chief over sight officer of vaccine Network for Disease Control, Mrs. Chika Offor said when a child receiver the routine immunization within the first year of life, you will be assure that the child will be free from diseases.
“Immunization is one of greater innovation to human life and all hand must be on desks to ensure that the culture of immunization will be of the general interest.
The group noted some of their aim as raising awareness on educating and engagement of citizens on health issues in Nigeria.
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