The Government of Osun on Monday, donated health materials for integrated measles campaign to 30 local government areas in the state as part of measures to reduce the spread of measles. The materials donated included measles vaccines, deworming drugs and vitamin c, among other items.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Mrs Temitope Ilori, while presenting the materials in Osogbo, said that there was the need for improved immunisation activities to save children from child-killer diseases.
“There is the need to visit remote communities to help kick measles out of the state,’’ she said.
She added that 10,000 personnel had been recruited and trained at the state and local government levels for the next round of immunisation campaign.
“The exercise is expected to kick-off tomorrow, November 2 and it will end on November 11. The people need to come out en masse and immunise their children,” she said.
The state’s immunisation officer, Mrs Ade Osun, urged the people of the state to embrace the opportunity by volunteering themselves to be immunised when the exercise kicked off.
Osun said that the exercise was aimed at protecting children from nine months to five years against measles in the state.
She urged every member of the society to join in the crusade against measles.