10,143 children in Hohoe immunised against polio


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By
Edward Williams, GNA

Hohoe (V/R), Feb.
27, GNA – The Hohoe Municipal Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service
(GHS) in the Volta Region has immunised a total of 10,143 children against
polio.

The seven-day
exercise carried out in 103 communities within the Municipality was aimed at
providing children, 21 months to four years immunity against all types of
poliovirus.

Mr Philip Darko, the
Hohoe Municipal Health Information Officer, who disclosed this to the Ghana
News Agency (GNA) in an interview, described the exercise as very successful.

He said the
Directorate has immunised 10,143 against 15,646 targeted adding that they are
carrying out a mop-up exercise in communities to ensure no child was left out.

Mr Darko said
inadequate funds, low ratio of team members to children to be immunised, low
publicity, access to difficult to reach communities, and deplorable states of
roads were some challenges encountered during the exercise. 

GNA


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