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Our commitment to immunisation still firm, Tambuwal tells Bill Gates, others

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Sokoto State Government will continue to collaborate with other stakeholders and development partners to expand access to immunisation and ensure rapid reduction in cases of child and maternal mortality in the state.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made the pledge Wednesday in Kaduna at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and six other states in the North.

He said already, an amendment to the State Primary Health care law has been effected which brought together all agencies in that sector under one roof.

He said cases of rejection of vaccines have fallen drastically over previous years, while religious and traditional rulers have been involved in sensitisation to enhance effectiveness.

Tambuwal reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to achieving success in immunisation, saying so far, the government has paid about N150m as counterpart funding for various interventions in the health sector.

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