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Adamawa ‘making progress’ in the fight against polio

The fight against polio in Adamawa state has recorded huge success, according to Mohammed Abubakar, an official of the ministry of health in the state.

Speaking at a programme on Tuesday, Abubakar said there is a high level of compliance across the 21 local government areas (LGAs) of the state compared to previous immunization exercise in the state.

The immunization is for children under five years.

He said the high level of compliance is as a result of a proactive advocacy campaign against polio.

Abubakar said the media, religious bodies and traditional rulers used the services of town criers to enlighten the people about the importance of the immunization.

“This time no issue of rejection was reported for three days of the exercise,” he said.

“This means that the advocacy campaigns was yielding profit and the awareness of the public have increased.”

According to him, 1,685 teams comprising vaccinators and mobilisers were engaged for the four days exercise under Supplementary Immunization Plus Days 1 (SIPDs1).

He noted that the target was to immunize over 1 million children.

Salihu Bello, executive secretary of Yola north local government area, said 72 teams were deployed for the house-to-house immunization in his LGA.

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