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Meningitis – UNICEF Donates 850,000 Vaccines, N17m To Sokoto State

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The United Nations Children Fund [UNICEF] has donated 850,000 doses of vaccines to Sokoto State government to tackle Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the state.

 

Mohammad Mohiuddin, UNICEF chief, Sokoto Zonal Office, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Sokoto at a sensitisation meeting for media practitioners, religious and traditional leaders, as well as other stakeholders.

 

He also said that UNICEF had released N17 million to the government for logistics and social mobilization activities.

 

“In response to the recent CSM outbreak in the states, UNICEF is delivering about 850,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to Sokoto state government,” he said.

 

On the meeting, the official said it was part of the support UNICEF has been providing in response to the meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

 

Mohiuddin explained that the sensitisation meeting was to empower the participants on ways to engage members of their communities in passing key messages to contain the outbreak.

 

“The communities in Bodinga, Rabah, Dange Shuni, Sokoto North, Sokoto South, Tureta, Goronyo, Isa, and Gwadabawa are being sensitized especially on current CSM campaign and the date, place and time of vaccination.

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: NAIJ.com

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