Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Measles vaccines issued to worst hit states

27 March 2013, 07:32

Abuja - The federal government has released 1.5 million doses of measles vaccines to worst hit states in the northern part of the country, a top official said on Tuesday.

A statement from the National Primary Health Development Agency, (NPHCDA) in Abuja said Kano State got 500 000 doses, Katsina State 400 000 doses, while Sokoto State got 300 000 doses.

The statement quoted Ado Muhammad, the Executive Director of the agency, as saying that it had additional reserve of 300 000 doses of measles vaccines still kept in the National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja.

Muhammad said the agency would take delivery of additional 7.2 million doses of measles vaccines in the next two weeks.

According to him, the additional measles vaccines would be delivered to all worst affected states during the forthcoming Polio Immunization Campaign in April.

Muhammad Pate, Minister of State for Health, attributed the recent outbreak of measles to parents' refusal to immunize their children.

Pate said children that were immunized against measles would not contract the disease, adding that most cases of measles were seen among children that had not been given the vaccine.

He advised clerics preaching against immunization to desist from it, as such were causing harm to Nigerian children.

- Xinhua


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...