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Infant Mortality: Oyo Govt Set to Embark on Integrated Measles Campaign for Children in 33 LGAs

Oyo State government through its primary health care board has revealed plans to embark on an integrated measles campaign for children between 9 months to 5 years.

The Executive Secretary, State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Muyideen Babatunde who disclosed this at a media parley, noted that the vaccination exercise which would cut across all thirty–three local government areas in the state, would commence from the 20th of October, 2022.

Represented by the Director of Public Health of the Board, Dr. Johnson Osoko, he explained that the exercise would integrate other vaccines apart from measles; like polio, and vitamin A supplements amongst others and assured that the vaccines were completely safe to be administered.

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He also added that the idea of including other health interventions in the vaccination exercise was strategically programmed in line with the state government’s drive, to ensure quality healthcare delivery to people at the grassroots.

Also, the Programme Manager, State Emergency and Routine Coordination Centre, Dr. Adeyemi Adewole noted that officials for the mass measles vaccination campaign have been well trained and would be working under adequate supervision, as such there was no need for any anxiety or skepticism during the exercise, adding that there would be fixed posts and mobile points to allow for better coverage.

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In their various goodwill messages, representatives from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), UNICEF, WHO, and other partners were unanimous in harping on the need for collaboration to ensure a reduction in infant mortality and morbidity rate in the state.

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