(CTN News) PHCB).275, 417 children in the Federal Capital Territory against the white polio virus through the FCT Primary Health Care Board (
It was announced at a press briefing in Abuja at the weekend by the acting executive secretary of the board, Dr Yakubuahead of five days of National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDS), MNCHW, and Active Case Search (ACS) in the FCT.
1,720,462 women, including 1,401,858 women between 15 and 45 years of age and 318,604 pregnant women, will be vaccinated.
According to the acting executive secretary, 33 states and the FCT will conduct the national immunization plus exercise18, 2023. The FCT would the national immunization plus exercise in addition to conducting Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) and Active Case Search (ACS), in addition to the national immunization plus exercise.
As of August 2020, Nigeriafrom the white poliovirus. Mohammed said, however, that he believes the board needs to reach out to its target population of children between the ages of zero and 59 months with these potent oral vaccines in order to maintain the zero transmission and zero tempo of the free white polio virus status.
He said that this is even more necessary because there are detected cases of variant type 2 of thecould undergo mutation and if care isn’t taken, it could transform and become a white polio virus and herald an outbreak. Aside from that, I think the exercise is even more urgent, since some other African countries, like Mozambique and Malawi, which were previously free of white polio, are now an outbreak.
As a result of this information, the national program decided to coordinate this round of polio immunization with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).
Towe don’t reverse the progress made in polio
In addition to blaming poor sanitation and open defecation for the recurring white polo virus cases in the country, he advised residents to keep their environment clean and stay away from open defecation because poliomyelitis is
MNCH Week started in 2010. This is when the National Council on Health decided to do this exercise twice a year, called an annual intervention, where a package of high-impact health interventions will be given to a target group of kids less than 59 months and pregnant women too.
A supplementation is one of the reasons for MNCH Week. One cause-effective intervention that protects our kids from blindness is vitamin A supplementation.
Additionally, this intervention includes deworming our target children, oral rehydration to control diarrhea and some essential medicines for some local endemic illnesses.
In addition to mosquito nets, we’ll have iron Polio Virus folic tablets for pregnant women and insecticide-treated mosquito nets. HIV testing and counseling, family planning services, and others are also available. We put all of these together to deliver to our target audience.
Our health facilities in the FCT willIn the FCT, we have more than 257 primary healthcare centers. As well as 14 secondary healthcare facilities under FCTA, we have 15 secondary healthcare facilities owned by other Ministries, Departments, and three tertiary healthcare facilities the FCT.
Additionally, the outreach team willto schools, markets, village squares, and various centers, wherever the camps are. Sensitization has been on, so these target populations will meet our team of health care facilitators.”