The Kaduna State Governor; Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has launched a campaign to battle the infection of measles among school children in Kaduna State.
The Governor was represented at the Miyetti Allah Primary health care centre, Rigasa, Kaduna by the deputy governor of Kaduna state; Arch. Bala Bantex. The 2017/2018 measles vaccination campaign was launched in the presence of the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NOHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib who was representing the Minister for state of heath, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
The launch of this campaign to vaccinate children below the age of five against measles is part of the healthcare program that has been embarked upon by the present administration in Kaduna state. It has been noted that the disease is one of the leading cause of death especially among children of that age.