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Agency, UNICEF want traditional, religious leaders to fight child killer diseases

By Charles Akpeji, Jalingo
07 November 2021   |   3:07 am
The Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency (TSPHCDA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have urged traditional rulers, religious leaders and other organisations

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The Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency (TSPHCDA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have urged traditional rulers, religious leaders and other organisations to join in the fight against measles, yellow fever, meningitis and other child killer diseases in the state.

They made the appeal at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Agency with UNICEF’s support, at the weekend.

They said the immunisation exercise, which would begin on November 18, could only achieve the desired success if all hands were on deck.

The Agency’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Aminu Hassan Jauro, who spoke through the state’s Director, Disease Control and Immunisation, Dr. Kenneth Tijos, said the government had put in place all needed plans that would make the exercise a success.

The exercise, according to him, would last for 10 days.

He also revealed that the state had joined other states to implement campaigns on yellow fever, meningitis and measles.

The State Health Educator, Mercy Maigoge, said the exercise would help to eradicate all child killer diseases in the state, and the country at large.

She advised everyone to give the agency and health workers the much-needed cooperation during the exercise.