The Government of the State of Osun under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola has pledged continuous collaboration with UNICEF and other development partners including support for the health sector in the State as the well being of the people is paramount to his administration.
Osun Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi dropped the hint while playing host to the State Committee on Yellow Fever Campaign, led by the Chairman, Osun Primary Health Care Development Board PHCDB, Hon(Pharmacist) Olusola Ogunleke in his office.
While appreciating the management and staff of the board for always being alive to their responsibilities,the Deputy Governor used the occasion to disclose that Governor Oyetola has approved the payment of 28 million naira counterpart fund to support the programme.
The Deputy Governor also disclosed that the State Government recently procured three incinerators which will soon be commissioned, one of which, according to him, will be stationed in Osogbo and the remaining two will be stationed in Ede and Ejigbo respectively.
The PHCDB Chairman, Honourable Olusola Ogunleke, in his address, appreciated Governor Oyetola for his giant strides in the Agency and Health sector of the State generally.
Honourable Oyeleke said that Osun Government, in collaboration with their development partner, UNICEF is organising yellow fever vaccination campaign in all the 30 local government areas of the State. The vaccination, according to him, is for people ages between nine months and 44 years.
Honourable Ogunleke thus appreciated the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, World Health Organization WHO and UNICEF for their immense support at all times.
He further stated that Osun is one of the few selected states for yellow fever immunization programme.
The campaign, which would be held in collaboration with UNICEF is slated to hold between November 20th and 29th across the 30 local government areas of the state, including Ife East area Office.
The Executive Secretary Osun Primary Health Care Development Board Dr Samson Fabiyi in his own address, mentioned that Health Workers will be stationed at fixed posts in health facilities, temporary posts in schools, markets , churches, mosques and other places including mobile posts which will involve the health workers moving from place to place to administer the Yellow Fever vaccine.