The Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ali Inname, has challenged the immunisation stakeholders to work harder in order to achieve 80 percent performance of coverage target.
Inname stated this Monday in Sokoto at the opening session of the Sokoto State Council on Health meeting with the theme ‘Community Engagement as a tool for achieving universal health coverage.’ He noted that Sokoto had recorded a significant leap in routine immunisation on children from 3percent to 59 percent just in the first quarter of 2019. He added that this significant leap is courtesy all stakeholders in the sector.
The Government of Sokoto led by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has taken steps in establishing contributory health scheme as a tool to achieve universal health coverage for all residents of Sokoto state. It was stated that the state council meeting which held recently is the first in the last ten years and it is a landmark achievement of the Tambuwal-led administration.
The representative of World Health Organisation, (WHO) Dr Mayana Sanusi, said for some reasons, the state could not hold the meeting in the last 10 years but with the support of the European Union, through World Health Organisation, it was important to schedule it.