WHO commends Nigeria for battle against polio, meningitis

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[Sokoto]–The World Health Organization has commended the Ministry of health, as well as the Nigerian government for their swift response in combating polio and the recent meningitis outbreak outbreak.

Speaking on behalf of the organization, the representative in Nigeria, Alemu Wondi, made the commendation in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

He said that although the country is yet to be certified polio free, he commended the relentless effort of the government in curbing the disease.

He mentioned that the World Health Organization will continue to support Nigeria in combating diseases in order to ensure good health of her citizens, promote good living condition and develop a better society.

He urged the government to adopt routine immunisation in a bid to ensure disease control.

“We are here to see how to contribute to shorten the period of the outbreak in the state and other parts of Nigeria.

” Nigeria has also made crucial efforts to eradicate polio, although the country is yet to be certified polio free.

“Routine immunisation is the backbone of disease control and more should be done to ensure its utilisation,” he said.

He also lauded the sultan for being a champion of maternal health in the nation.

Responding, Abubakar commended WHO for its support to Nigeria, saying, ” I am also commending Mondi for being a proactive leader.”

The sultan reiterated his commitment to ensure efficient delivery of health services to Nigerians.
Abubakar said, “Health is wealth and we will do everything humanly possible to boost health delivery in the country.

“We will sustain our partnership with WHO and other development partners in this direction”, he declared.




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