Anambra State came Second position on Immunization in the year 2018 – Dr Uliagbafusi.
By I-WITNESS Reporters.
Anambra State is second in Nigeria on Immunization in the year 2017/2018 behind Lagos State.
This was disclosed when the I-WITNESS CREW engaged the Head of Department for Disease Control and Immunization of the Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Nnamdi Uliagbafusi on a CHAT in Awka on April 24th, 2019.
Recall, I-WITNESS CREW earlier yesterday engaged the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu on a chat that extensively centered on the management and impact of the Agency on the lives of the rural population in the state.
In a bid to get more perspective the I- Witness CREW engaged Dr. Agbafusi who emphatically informed the CREW that Anambra has remained above board on Immunization and Disease Control despite the second position it currently occupies and promised to surpass the result in the upcoming year.
In his words: ” Anambra state took the first position in 2016/2017 immunization year but is currently second only to Lagos State that scored 80 percent as against our 76 percent!. All the feats we’ve recorded or achieved today on Disease Control and Immunization are clear testimonies of the visionary leadership of Gov. Willie Obiano and the Executive Secretary of ANSPHCDA, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu”.
” Today, we have functional Local Government Immunization Offices across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state on like before. The government provided offices, generating sets, installed solar panels with inverters, refrigerators, coolers and others that have enhanced the immunization campaigns across the state”.
On her part; the Local Government Immunization Officer for Nnewi North, Mrs Edith Onwuka could not hide her joy when she conducted the CREW round the modern and fully furnished Nnewi North LIO’s office and stores.
Said; ” I am particularly grateful to Gov. Willie Obiano who has sworn to change the face of healthcare provision/services in the state for good. Today, we have everything needed to carry out any kind of immunization campaign. We don’t run out of materials any more”. Mrs. Onwuka Concluded.
Ndi Anambra, the I-WITNESS CREW can confirm that under Gov. Willie Obiano, Anambra has taken the front seat in Nigeria on matters that concerns adequate provision of healthcare for the people.