COMMEMORATION OF POLIO FREE NIGERIA BY ADAMAWA STATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND PARTNERS IN ADAMAWA STATE 25TH-AUGUST -2020

21 August 2019 marks three years since Nigeria last reported a case of wild poliovirus. This is an important public health milestone for the country and the entire Africa Region, which is now a step now have translated to Nigeria certification as a polio-free country.

The Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir in a remark stressed that, this achievement would certainly not have been possible without the novel strategies adopted in the consistent fight against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases. He commends the strong domestic and global financing and the commitment of government at all levels, the Development Partners such as WHO, UNICEF ROTARY international, World Bank and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

However, Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir reveals that, despite this progress and the Journey so far, there is still much left to be done. Continued work to reach every last child with the polio vaccine, as well as strengthening surveillance and routine immunization across the region, will be key to keeping wild polio at bay and protecting the gains achieved.

To mark this historic day the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA) and its partners Planted Trees in Commemoration for the certification of Nigeria as a one of the Polio free Country in Africa, the demonstration is a memorial for the giant stride by the critical stakeholders for this success.

Ibrahim Audu

Communication Officer ADSPHCD