Kano To Immunize 12 million Children Against Malaria
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The Government of Kano State has said they are targeting 12 million children below the ages of five for the July to October round of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention exercise in 44 local government areas of the state.
This was made known by the Health Commissioner, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, on Monday.
The commissioner said the exercise would be conducted house-to-house to ensure full coverage.
Tsanyawa stressed that the four-day exercise would be conducted alongside the annual Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week.
Tsanyawa expressed optimism that the current round of the exercise would also achieve greater impact, considering the government’s increased support.
He said Vitamin A supplements would be given to more than 3.1 million children, while over 2.8 million children would be dewormed.
There would also be childhood immunization of about 68,135 children, while antenatal services would also be provided, the commissioner said.
Furthermore, the exercise would provide nutritional status screening for over three million children and birth registration would also be conducted.
The twin exercises would begin on July 5 and would last for four days.