Gombe flags off National Immunization Plus Days NIPDs

NIPD aims to provide vaccination to children and protect them against any vaccine-preventable diseases.

Gombe State Ministry of Health and the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) flag off the National Immunization Plus Days NIPDs (November round).

The campaign took place on Friday, 10 November 2023, in Malam Sidi Kwami LGA of Gombe State.

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The State Primary Health Care Development Agency is proud to announce the commencement of the November NIPDs round across the 11 Local Government Areas in the State.

This event marks a significant step towards ensuring the health and well-being of community members, particularly children.

The NIPDs campaign, which is a collaborative effort between Gombe State Govt and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), aims to provide life-saving vaccines to children and protect them against any vaccine-preventable diseases.

This initiative is in line with the government’s commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage and reducing child mortality rates.

During this campaign, children under the age of five will receive vaccinations against diseases such as Polio, measles, and other preventable illnesses.

Health workers and volunteers will be going door-to-door to ensure that every eligible child across all the 11 LGAs is reached and immunized.

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Delivering his opening remarks, the E.S. of the SPHCDA, Abdulrahman Shuai’bu, encouraged all parents and caregivers to bring their children for immunization during the campaign.

The E.S. emphasized that the vaccines are free, safe and effective and also stated that the campaign will last for four days from (11th to 14 November 2023).

Shuai’bu commended His Excellency, the Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, for making health care his priority.

The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Habu Dahiru, in his remarks, reiterated the government’s commitment.

He further commended healthcare workers for their hard work; particularly, he applauded the Idris Mohd Foundation and other partners. The Commissioner assured them of continuous support of the NIPD campaign.

Also, speaking on behalf of partners, the founder Idris Mohd Foundation, Professor Emeritus Idris Mohammed, applauded the State Government for creating an enabling environment for partners; he encouraged parents to avail their children of the NIPD campaign in order to prevent the resurgence of Polio in communities.

Also present at the flag-off were the Chairman Kwami LGA, Ibrahim Buba, Mai Kaltungo, HRH Sale Mohammad Umar, District heads, and security agencies, amongst others.

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