Thursday, 15 March 2012

WHO Donates Motorcycle to Ogun on Disease Surveillance

As part of her gesture at strengthening health sector in Ogun State, World Health Organisation has donated twenty motorcycles to the Local Immunisation Officers (LIO) and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&E) in all the local Government Areas of the state.

A statement by the Press Officer of the state Primary Health Care Development Board in Abeokuta stated that the gesture was part of the organisation's efforts to strengthen disease surveillance in the nooks and crannies of the state.

Presenting the motorcycles on behalf of the organisation, the state co-ordinator of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wale Famiyesin emphasised to put at bay the outbrake of disease in the state.

Dr. Famiyesin, noted that empowering the Local Immunisation Officers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers would facilitate their movement for proper surveillance to reach every communities and settlements in their respective local government areas. 

According to him, "this gesture would help WHO to monitor disease trend and alert of suspected health threats with appropriate data gathering for proper statistical record keeping" he explained

Commenting on the alarming rate of disease outbreak in the country, Dr. Famiyesin enjoined the populace to join hands in the global efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis and other vaccine preventable disease.

"There is no justification for any child to be nailed with any form of disabilities because of vaccine preventable disease"

He charged the caregivers to visit Health Facilities and government hospitals for Routine and other supplementary Immunisation for a safe, effective and free vaccine administration. 

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