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Sokoto: Access To Immunization Increase By 1000 Percent | The Precision

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Sokoto Gov Aminu Tambuwal
Sokoto state government said it has increased
access to immunization by more a thousand fold, from a meager 2.5% in 2014 to
25% in 2018.

A statement issued by government’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam in Sokoto Monday, said Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
disclosed this during a review meeting on the progress of routine immunization in
Sokoto.
“The recent Lot Quality Assurance
Survey (LQAS) by the National Bureau of Statistics and partners have clearly
outlined the progress we have made in that direction. More still needs to be done and we will not relent on our efforts.
“Within this period under review,
Sokoto has come tops on issues of vaccine security, vaccine availability, vaccine
quality and vaccine accountability.
“Two years ago, we had 205 centres
offering RI in the state. Today, the number is 567. Our target is to have as
many of these centres across the state as possible. We want to ensure that all
communities in Sokoto, no matter how small or remote, have access to functional
health facilities that will offer routine immunization to our children.
“We have also enhanced our advocacy
by involving religious and traditional leaders and this has led to tremendous
progress.
“We thank our partners, especially
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dangote Foundation, UNICEF, USAID and many
others for their dedication and commitment to ensuring all our children are immunized
against preventable diseases,” the Governor added.
Tambuwal further said the government
will expand its social intervention programs with a view to empowering the
people to fight poverty, illiteracy and diseases.
“We believe that tackling poverty and enhancing
access to education will play important roles in improving the overall living
condition of the people, especially those at the rural areas,” Tambuwal stated.

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