The Cross River State House of Assembly says it is committed to supporting the campaign against measles in the state.
Speaker of the House of Assembly, John Gaul stated this commitment recently when a delegation of the Department of Community and Primary Health paid him an advocacy visit in his office.
Lebo, who lamented the devastating effect of measles on children, further reiterated the readiness of the House to fully back the fight against this deadly childhood disease promising that Legislators will take the campaign down to their constituencies and equally provide assistance to encourage the fight against measles in the state.
Speaking during the visit, the House Committee Chairman on Health, Ekpo Ekpo Okon, stated that an integrated approach would be employed towards combating measles and other child-killer diseases, assuring that the measles scourge would be reduced to zero-level in the state.
Earlier, the Special Adviser, Department of Community and Primary Health, Betta Edu, sued for a synergy between the House of Assembly and the Department of Community and Primary Health in the fight against child-killer diseases while soliciting the assistance of members to enable the department take the campaign against these deadly diseases to every village in the state.
Edu who hinted that the state-wide campaign against measles would be flagged-off on the 28th January, 2015, added that her mandate among others was to ensure that children within 9months – 5years are immunized in every community in the state.
Also speaking, the state Co-ordinator, World Health Organisation (WHO), Tom Igbo, outlined the efforts of WHO at eradicating measles in Cross River State while informing that it was the core target of the World Health Organisation to achieve 100% measles free society in the state.
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