Measles, meningitis prevention campaign begins in Daura

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The Daura Local Government in Katsina State has commenced a one week sensitisation on precautionary measures against outbreak of measles and meningitis.

Alhaji Abba Mato, the Council Chairman, said in Daura on Friday that the council had engaged the services of stakeholders across the 11 wards by conducting house-to-house and door-to-door enlightenment campaign on preventive and curative measures against the killer diseases.

According to him, town criers have been dispatched to the various towns and villages through the traditional leaders for effective and wider coverage of the campaign, considering the recent change in weather and humidity.

He said the enlightenment committee comprised of health experts, traditional rulers and counsellors, who were expected to give professional talks on preventive measures against such diseases.

Mato said the council would equally sponsor radio jingles and cinematic shows on similar subject matter with a view to achieving high results.

He noted that the council had intensified efforts on routine immunisation and counselling on hygiene and sanitation.

Alhaji Ahmed Murtala, the Council Director of Heath, assured that the campaign would cover schools, market places and other public forums for effective delivery and wider coverage.

He noted that the council had recorded tremendous success in the fight against the seven child-killer diseases like polio, malnutrition and other related ailments.

Murtala said they would not relent in their efforts to promote the health of the  people.

“We caution people on the imperative of hygiene, routine immunisation and sleeping in spacious ventilated rooms,” he said.

The wife of Mr President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, in 2017, constructed a multi-million naira Child and Maternal Health Centre in Daura to promote the health of women and children in the area.

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