Abuja – The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control
has restated its commitment to improve response activities in controlling polio
, especially in the North East .
Chief Executive Officer centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated
this on Monday to mark the celebration of 2016 World Polio Day.
“It's World Polio Day,” he pointed out.
“We join the rest of the world to reflect on the hard work
that has gone into controlling this debilitating disease especially in our
country where we got a major setback from the North East after a fantastic
effort towards being declared polio free in 2017,”
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He said the commitment of government, people and partners
would not be broken.
“This time we are pushing further into those areas that have
been previously inaccessible due to security challenges. We are determined to
reach every child with the polio vaccine,” Ihekweazu said.
Ihekweazu added that the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control
was working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to
continuously improve response activities.
He remained confident ongoing effort would eventually eradicate
- CAJ News