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Fight against polio free society on course

2011-09-26 21:10:35
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The fight against polio and other related disease is aggressively on course in the Yendi Municipality as the municipal health directorate targets 54,454 children from zero to 59 months old to be immunised against the disease in the first phase of a national campaign against the disease.

The objective is to maintain the benefits made in Ghana’s polio eradication efforts by preventing the importation of Wild Polio Virus (WPU) into the country from neighbouring countries.

The Director of Health Services in the municipality, Mrs Denisia Agong Kaara stated this when she addressed a staff meeting in connection with the NID in Yendi in the Northern Region.

she said the objective would be achieved through the strengthening of routine immunisation, improving Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance and high quality polio supplemental immunisation activities.

She said five cases of WPU have been reported in Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali and Niger.


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