Measles vaccination: Kebbi deploys special teams to border towns


Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State Governor

The Kebbi Government has deployed 215 special measles vaccination teams to effectively cover communities at the border of Benin and Niger Republic in the state.

Hajiya Halima Dikko, Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, said this during the official inauguration of the 2017/2018 measles vaccination campaign on Saturday in Bagudo.

Dikko said the state had trained and deployed 1131 teams for the entire exercise, adding that the exercise commenced on Nov. 9 in 11 local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

She said the exercise was in two phases, with 11 local government areas benefiting from the first phase.

These LGAs are: Bagudo, Dandi, Danko Wasagu, Fakai, Koko Besse, Ngaski, Sakaba, Suru, Yauri and Zuru.

She added that the state would mop up and review the exercise before the commencement of the second phase of the exercise, which…

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