Parents urged to take advantage of national immunization exercise


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By Benjamin Akoto, GNA

Asikasu (E/R), Oct. 19, GNA – The National
President of Community Health Nurses Association of Ghana (COHNAG), Ms Esther
Frimpong Bamfo, has called on all parents to participate in the National
Immunisation Exercise to help protect the children of Ghana.

She encouraged communities to support the
health workers with the necessary materials to ensure the success of the
exer

By Benjamin Akoto, GNA

Asikasu (E/R), Oct. 19, GNA – The National
President of Community Health Nurses Association of Ghana (COHNAG), Ms Esther
Frimpong Bamfo, has called on all parents to participate in the National
Immunisation Exercise to help protect the children of Ghana.

She encouraged communities to support the
health workers with the necessary materials to ensure the success of the
exercise.

Ms Bamfo said this during an inspection tour
to some communities in the Eastern Region to ascertain the impact of the one-week
national Immunization exercise.

This year’s exercise takes place from the 17th
to the 22nd of October, 2018.

She was impressed by the progress of the
exercise when her team visited communities like Asikasu, Kokoso, Chinto,
Kwakyekrom and Adubrakrom within the New Juaben and Nsawam Adoagyiri
Municipalities.

She expressed optimism that by the close of
the exercise, every community in the Region would have been captured and all
children from nine months up to five years would have been immunized against
measles and other child killer diseases.

Mr Prince Opoku, a Community Health Worker at
Asikasu CHIPS Compound, expressed his joy at how people were patronizing this
year’s exercise.

He appealed to government to provide them with
logistics such as motorcycles, rain coat and financial support to help them
reach out to people in the remote areas for them to access quality health care
delivery.

Ms Ruth Owusu Amponsah, a Community Health Officer
from Kwakyikrom, pleaded to government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s)
and philanthropists, to help build a CHIPS Compound at Adubrakrom to help
pregnant women who have to walk about four miles to access healthcare at
Kwakyekrom.

GNA


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