The Kano State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has expressed readiness to mobilize women in the state on a campaign to eradicate measles and other killer diseases.
This was revealed on Tuesday by Auwalu Umar Sanda, permanent secretary of the ministry, while receiving Dr Bashir Mohammed Lawal, the Incidence Manager/State Epidemiology from the State Ministry of Health, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Mr Sanda said the ministry was willing to “collaborate with any meaningful organization that seeks to promote the lot of womenfolk and health care delivery of children in the state,” according to a statement by Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, the ministry’s public relations officer.
The permanent secretary also “observed that women and children are prone to various diseases if adequate care is not taken”.
Mr Sanda assured Dr Lawal of the ministry’s determination “to join the campaign training in mobilizing women to appreciate and embrace commitment towards eradicating measles throughout the nooks and crannies of the state.”
In his remarks, Dr Lawal said he was at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development “to articulate synergy with the ministry on the roles that women could play on the campaign against prevalence of measles in the state.”
He added that the campaign against the killer disease “will soon be unfolded in all the 44 local government areas of the state.”