The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Dr Jude Winful-Orieke of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA) has appealed for teamwork with the Local Government Service Commission and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) towards successful vaccination campaign of yellow fever in Ika North East and Ika South Local Government Areas of the state.
Dr Jude explained the aim of the advocacy visit to the Chairman of Local Government Service Commission was to intimate the commission of the yellow fever campaign which involves the use of health workers of the commission while the visit to Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was to solicit the church involvement in the campaign as health workers will vaccinate in the church.
Explaining to the Chairmen in their office, he stated that the state government has began immediate intervention of yellow fever vaccination in Ika North East and Ika South local government area for persons from the of aged 9 months to 44 years estimated population of 437,938 as yellow fever disease can only be prevented and not cured.
Dr. Jude Winful-Orieke also revealed that the state government was gearing up to flag off a state wide yellow fever preventive vaccination campaign as part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) strategy in the state from 22-30 November 2020 as yellow fever is a deadly disease adoption of preventive measures, early treatment and vaccination remain a veritable means of containing the disease.
In their separate remarks, the Chairman Local Government Service Commission Hon. Joseph Otirhue and Chairman (CAN) Apostle Dr. Sylvanus Okorote promised to ensure the success of the campaign.