The World Health Organisation, WHO, today began a mass vaccination as part of the campaign to protect 4,766,214 children against measles in conflict-affected North-East states. The global health body said the two-week exercise at the internally displaced people, IDP’s camps is targeting all children aged between six months and 10 years in accessible areas in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. In a related development, Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has called for the need for accountability in managing donor funds released for Polio immunisation in Kano State government last year.
Alhaji Dangote made the call during a video conference involving Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates; Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; his Kaduna State counterpart, Malam Nasir el-Rufai; officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and development partners, at the Government House, Kano. He said the request lies in the interest of “accountability and transparency” and that “all expenditure in the exercise must be verified by external auditors and the report tendered by the end of March 31.” Read more