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Adamawa State Taskforce on Immunization held emergency meeting to discuss issues of recent outbreak  wild polio virus in Borno State.

Briefing the STFI Members at meetings, the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel said the essence of the emergency meeting is to strategize and perfect out state containment plans towards the forthcoming rounds of Immunizations campaigns  in north eastern region.

Presenting the situation report from national polio emergency operations center, The state coordinator W.H.O pharmacist Iyobosa Igbinovia said the proposed rounds of Immunization are expected to be synchronized with neighbouring countries of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon republic.

Part of the containment measures in the state, the coordinator said about  1685 children in motor parks and busy markets in all LGAS bordering Borno State have been fully immunize.

The proposed five rounds of Immunization is scheduled to take place as follows:

1st round  27th -30th August 5 States: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa Gombe, & Taraba     bOPV

2nd round  17th -20th Sep 18 States: 11 high risk + Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Benue, FCT & Plateau       bOPV + IPV  (selected LGAs in Borno )

3rd round 8th -11th October NID bOPV

4th round  29th Oct – 1st Nov 18 States: 11 high risk + Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Nasarawa, Benue, FCT & Plateau       bOPV

5th round  19th -22nd NID bOPV + IPV  (Borno  state wide )

One of the resolutions reached at the meeting was that STFI to direct the newly elected council chairmen in to convey and chair LGA Task Force, commit financial support to the program, take part in supervision and chair evening review meeting which is one of the key components of the  Abuja commitment.

BY: Abubakar Mohammed
Information Officer
Ministry of Health

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