The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated (20) motorcycles to the Local Immunization Officers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers in the 20 Local Government Areas of Ogun State.
The Coordinator of World Health Organisation in the State, Dr. Wale Famiyesin, who stated this during an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta, added that the gesture was part of the organization’s commitment to strengthen disease surveillance in the nooks and crannies of the State, saying that this would curtail disease outbreak.
According to Dr. Famiyesin, empowering the Local Immunization Officers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers would facilitate their movement for proper surveillance to reach communities and settlements in their respective Local Governments Areas.
“This would help WHO to monitor disease trend and alert of suspected health threats with appropriate data gathering for proper statistical record keeping”, he said.
Commenting on the alarming rate of disease outbreak in the Country, Dr. Famiyesin said the populace needed to join hands in the global efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis and other vaccine-preventable disease, pointing out that “there is no justification for any child to be nailed with any form of disabilities because of vaccine preventable disease.”
He implored caregivers to visit health facilities and hospitals for routine and other supplementary immunization for a safe, effective and free vaccine administration.