Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has inaugurated five vaccine and medical commodities delivery trucks, diagnostic kits and anti malarial drugs worth N104 million.
The governor disclosed this during the 2016 Volunteer Community Mobilisers Convention held at the Government House, Kano, pointing out that the move was part of efforts to strengthen the government’s free maternal and child care initiative.
He explained that the five Hilux trucks would be used to deliver vaccines and other medical consumables to health facilities while the diagnostic kits and anti malaria drugs would also be distributed to deserving women and children free in public hospitals.
On the Volunteer Community Mobilisers, the governor noted that the success recorded in terms of halting the spread of the wild polio virus for close to two years was due to their selfless service.
According to him, they have played a major role in community mobilisation towards addressing the issue of non-compliance with oral polio vaccine as well as mobilising parents and care givers on child care programmes, stressing that they should not relent until polio was totally eradicated in Nigeria.
The governor lauded World Health Organisation, WHO, UNICEF, CHAI, EU-SIGN, Rotary International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Dangote Foundation, for their support to Kano in the area of health and social development.


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