UNICEF tasks govt on polio immunisation


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged governments at all levels to ensure routine immunisation in order to end polio among Nigerian children.

Mr Bhanu Pathak, UNICEF Chief of Bauchi Field Office, gave the advice at the ongoing Mid-Year review meeting of the field office on Tuesday in Jos.

The Bauchi Field Office comprises of six states: Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Jigawa, Gombe and Plateau.

Pathak, who assumed office three months ago, decried the poor level at which children, particularly in the north were immunised, describing it as a serious challenge for UNICEF.

The Chief of Field Office said children were facing a myriad of challenges, particularly in the six states under him, but assured that UNICEF was working assiduously to addressing them.


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