The state governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave the advise at the ceremony to mark the commencement of the measles campaign at Enugu state university of science and Technology Hospital Parklane
The governor who was represented by the commissioner for health, Dr Samuel Ngwu explain that the programme was to reduce the rate of infant mortality, and that it is the major preventable disease i the world, we are encouraging mothers to take their children from nine month to less than five years old to get vaccinated to make sure that they are immunize from this disease.
Chief Ugwuanyi, explained that the state was partnering the (WHO) and (UNICEF) to ensure the success of the programme. The ste Health Education in the ministry of Health Mr. Fabian Nebo noted that the essence if the event was to sensitize stakeholders in different Local government and Development centres to total compliance.
On her part, the Director Disease Control and immunization, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency NPHCDA, Abuja, Dr. Damaris Onwuka said the compaign wwa to provide opportunity for second close for those who missed any routine immunization.
Our Corespondent Ngozi Nweke reports that the Immunization exercise will last till Monday 1st of February.