A nursing mother getting her child immunised

OSPHCDA Set to Commence Second Round NIPDs Campaign

The Ondo State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, OSPHCDA, in effort to combat polio virus and other deadly childhood diseases set to commence second round of the 2023 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) campaign.

According to the agency, this will further boost the immunity of children under 5 years of age throughout Ondo State.

The Permanent Secretary of the agency Dr. Francis Adegoke Akanbiemu, disclosed this yesterday in a meeting with the State Social Mobilization Committee regarding the second round of the NIPDs scheduled to begin in the state this weekend.

“NIPDs is aimed at protecting children below 5 years of age from Poliomyelitis. It is scheduled to commence on Saturday, November 11th, and run through Thursday, November 16th, 2023, in all 18 LGAs in the state.

“Health workers will visit houses, markets, churches, mosques, schools, and places of social gathering to administer 2 drops of the Oral Polio Vaccine to all eligible children, irrespective of their previous immunisation status,” the statement reads in part.

Dr. Akanbiemu enjoined mothers, caregivers, religious leaders, and traditional leaders to kindly cooperate with health workers during the period of immunisation in order to ensure the success of the programme, adding that the vaccine is free, safe, and has no overdose.

Present at the meeting were Rev. Fr. Anselm Ologunwa, CAN Chairman; Bishop Opayinka J.K, PFN Chairman; Alhaji Yusuf Agbesinga, Chief Imam – Gaga; Chief Mrs. Kemi Adedapo-Aisida, Iyaloja/Iyalaje General; Senior High Chief Sola Adegbamire, the ASAE of Akure Kingdom; Mrs. Akeredolu Mary, Vice President, NAPPS; Mrs. Omikunle Medinant, FOMWAN President, NPHCDA state Coordinator Mr Adeoye,WHO representative, Dr Aladesawe, Mrs Dosumu, representative of UNICEF, Mr Ayoade and notable media houses in the state.