Parents in Ekiti state have been urged to make their children
available for vaccination to prevent measles and other childhood
The commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola
Yaya-Kolade made this appeal today in Ado-Ekiti at a one day
sensitization meeting with stakeholders on the necessity to make their
children available for measles vaccinations and the routine
She said Ekiti State is now where it should be in the area of quality
health care service delivery since the coming of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Yaya-Kolade emphasized that children in Ekiti State will henceforth be
given immunization containing vaccine against measles twice at 9months
She reiterated the commitment of the Ekiti State government under Dr.
Kayode Fayemi to the good health care services of Ekiti people and
made promise not to relent the dedication of health practitioners in
recording 100% that Ekiti is known for.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Chairman of Board Ekiti State
Primary Health Care Development Agency, Chief Mrs. Monisola Oloro
charged stakeholders to sensitize others on the need to take the
exercise seriously to curb measles disease in our society.
She said all hands must be on deck to eradicate measles in Ekiti state
to compliment the huge resources of the state government is expending
to provide good and quality health care service delivery.
The Director of immunization and disease control in the Agency, Dr.
Albert Odebunmi highlighted the objectives of the meeting to include
identifying the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders, to
share lessons learnt from previous vaccine introduction among others.
There were goodwill messages from developing partners like UNICEF, WHO