By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
No fewer than 1.5 million new born amongst below the ages of five across the 27 LGA’s in Jigawa State are to benefit from a Modified Integrated Health Out Reach Programme on immunization against malaria among other routine immunizations from birth up to 25 months of delivery, the Executive Secretary State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim has disclosed.
The mission which will transmit in phases comprises of nine LGA’s for the duration of three months, is aimed at offering free healthcare services to the down trodden at the grassroots level with emphasis on immunization against 11 deadly diseases affecting children from birth to five years, alongside nursing mothers.
The programme jointly sponsored by state primary healthcare development agency in collaboration with UNICEF and the world health organisation was flagged off at Shuwarin town in Kiyawa Local Government Area.
Similarly, he stated that the programme was launched to provide free medical services for the children suffering from illnesses such as malaria, eye care and fever, among other minor and severe illness affecting small children.
He thanked the state government for the gesture and said that the programme would be conducted house-to-house in some designated centres.
In their separate remarks, the representative of UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, (WHO), Dr. Jidama and Mr. Sunday Audu promised to contribute tremendously towards achieving the desired objectives.
Also speaking, the chairman Kiyawa Local Government Area, Malam Isyaku Adamu thanked the state government, traditional rulers and religious leaders for their cooperation and support to healthcare related programmes in the area.