Kano requires 6m doses of vaccine to check diphtheria outbreak
Kano State Government said it requires six million doses of vaccines for immunization to combat the recent outbreak of diphtheria across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, and sent to SOLACEBASE confirmed the development.
The governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, announced this through his deputy, Aminu Gwarzo during a meeting with the representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The statement said that the state government, at the meeting, reaffirmed its dedication to strengthening the 11-year partnership between the Kano State Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In the statement the governor, said the Foundation’s delegation on the governor’s behalf where he stressed the state’s determination to improve healthcare across all levels.
“We want to assure you that the State Government is committed to improving healthcare at all levels in the State,” the statement said.
It also expressed gratitude to the Foundation for its support in the health sector and expressed interest in the Foundation’s involvement in areas like agriculture and digital finance.
The leader of the foundation’s delegation in Nigeria, Mr. Jerremy Zungurana, lauded the enduring partnership and applauded the state’s efforts in healthcare development.
He further promised sustainable assistance for the state’s initiatives as requested by the governor.