UNICEF has joined forces with the Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA) to register 7,000 zero-dose children for complimentary healthcare services in the Gulani and Geidam local government regions of the state,Daily Ttust reports.

Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services in the state, made this announcement during a stakeholder meeting held in Yobe.

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“Zero-dose children refer to youngsters aged 12 to 23 months who have not yet received their initial dosage of diphtheria, tetanus, BCG, polio, meningococcal, and pertussis-containing vaccine (DPT-1),” stated Gana.

He explained that, through the UNICEF partnership, 3,500 children from each of these areas would benefit from a pre-payment arrangement to access primary and secondary healthcare services at all YSCHMA-accredited and engaged healthcare facilities in the designated local government areas.


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