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Polio campaign in Nakuru

21 May 2012, 15:41 Steve Wambugu

Development partners operating in the country have been urged  to complement government efforts to develop a healthy nation through supporting sensitization campaigns.
Special Programes Permanent Secretary Andrew Mondoh said the government was committed to ensuring a food secure nation through sensitization campaigns such as Freedom from hunger walk , a move he said was important if a health nation goal was to be achieved..
Addressing wananchi who had turned up to participate in  an anti-Polio campaign over the weekend walk along the streets of Nakuru town organised by the local Rotary Club, Mondoh said the country was a polio-free nation adding that there was need  to sensitize wananchi to embrace  the polio vaccinations for their children to keep the disease at bay and maintain the polio-free status. .
He said the Ministry of public health and sanitation is scheduled to carry out  polio vaccination in three phases begining tomorrow,  20th May to 24th of the same month,, 11th to 15th June this year and the last phase on 15th to 19th January next year and called on parents to take the exercises seriously as it will also help in eradication of diseases such as Measles, TB, whooping cough and tetanus among the growing children in the country.
The PS pledged a  ksh. 100,000 donations from his Ministry towards the anti-polio campaigns in Nakuru and urged other development partners to support government efforts to eradicate diseases in the country.

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