Following the recent victory on polio in Nigeria, Bill Gates has advised Nigeria not to relent in the polio immunization of its children.
The Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said this during the virtual Kano State Health System Strengthening Program meeting, in which the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gnduje, the Chair, Dangote Foundation, Alh. Aliko Dangote, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and other key public health officials participated.
Bill Gates was quoted to have said, “Our Polio work is not done, We still have the vaccine for Wild Polio and we need to maintain immunization in case Polio escapes from the two countries in Asia where it still exists.”
“I am pleased to hear that the Kano State Task Force on immunisation also includes Primary Health Care (PHC) as its focus. PHC programme areas in the state should be strengthened as part of effort to ensure community wellbeing,” Bill Gates added.