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Some health workers had to die vaccinating children against polio in Kano




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Living up to its responsibility in child healthcare,
the Federal Ministry of Health continued a new round of vaccination against
polio for children aged 0-5years across Nigeria. Prior to the take-off date, awareness
was created to inform parents, especially mothers, about the vaccination programme.
It was meant for the better health of the children.

While other regions of Nigeria have embraced this
health plan for children, some areas of Northern Nigeria seem not to. In a
place like Lagos, the polio vaccinators were well received everywhere they
went. Mothers stopped even at bus-stops to get their babies vaccinated.

Listening to the news last night, I was shocked to see
that 9 female health workers were killed in Kano while on duty to vaccinate the
children against polio. What is their sin for being a part of a process chain
to help children against a preventable disease that could keep them deformed
for life?

The group of persons who did this wicked act did not
even stop to think that they are able to walk and go about normally because
they obviously had been vaccinated against the disease when they were young
children. It is the height of wickedness against innocent people who have
dedicated themselves to the service of humanity through proper healthcare
administration.

No doubt that there has been a security challenge, the
perpetrators must be brought to book. The people of Kano should also speak out with
a voice that these people would understand, that it is for the good of their
future generation.

2 Comments
  1. Eya Ayambem says

    Debby, they must be brought to book. OnLY God knows what some parts of Naija are turning into.

  2. onepageafrica says

    I ve been so depressed dear friend. Imagine innocent women who were about their job happily, with good intentions for children, but ended up being cut short. They must be fished out, even if not by man, God sees beyong their strenght and what they think they are.

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