The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has declared Ogun as the overall best performing State in the SouthWest on Routine Immunisation (RI) and Covid-19 Vaccination.
This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker in Abeokuta, after the conferment of the award at the Immunisation Performance Award ceremony, held in commemoration of the 2022 African Vaccination Week in Abuja.
Coker, according to the Press Officer, Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board (OGSPHCDB), Mrs. Yemisi Fashola, quoted that the award was in recognition of the State’s commitment and support towards improving the performance on Routine Immunisation and other primary health care activities in the country.
The Commissioner stated that the award was received by the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele.
While appreciating the Federal Government for deeming it fit to recognize the efforts of the State government at improving the wellbeing of its citizenry, Coker attributed the award to the support and hard work of the total health force, as well as the cooperation of residents in the State.
The Health Commissioner who hailed the health workers for their efforts, said the African vaccination week was geared towards strengthening immunisation programmes in African region, by increasing awareness on the importance of every person’s need and right to be protected from vacation- preventable diseases.