Anambra State Government has re-emphasised its resolve to sustain partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO) and other donor agencies on the health management sector.
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra said this while inaugurating the 2020 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs), at the Primary Health Centre, Akpo, Aguata Local Government Area (LGA).
The Governor, during the function also inaugurated the Second Round 2019 maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW).
The programme, which started on Feb.10, would be observed in all the Primary Health Centres across the state, lasting for about six days.
Performing the inauguration, Gov Obiano said his administration had maintained high premium in providing necessary facilities that would promote good health.
He noted that not less than 260 hospitals had been renovated since his administration, emphasising that Primary Health Centres had assisted in administering the first level treatment required.
“What we are doing is to promote health and wealthy living. We have procured water ambulances for riverine areas to ensure promotion of life. This is to facilitate proper immunisation in remote areas.
“This programme is an opportunity for parents to immunise their children between the ages of 0 to 5 years.
“Since 2014, no single case of polio challenge has been recorded in Anambra State due to our commitment on health sector and we will continue to administer the oral polio vaccination,” Obiano added.
The governor also cautioned against non-hygienic environment, advocating for proper hand washing, to prevent endemic challenges of Lassa fever and related health challenges.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala stressed that Anambra had maintained low maternal mortality rate since inception of the current administration.