Yobe receives a passing grade for routine immunization from Bill Gates and Dangote

The Yobe State government has received praise for expanding primary healthcare in the state from the co-chairmen of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. , and the Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

They made the commendation at a teleconference review meeting for the state's primary health care programs for the year 2022 in Abuja.

Mr. Gates praised Yobe's ranking as the state with the highest improvement in routine immunization coverage.

Through enhanced primary health care programs, Yobe is now on track to achieving the universal health care standard, he noted.

Mr. Gates promised to assist the state indefinitely.

Aliko Dangote, the chairman of the Dangote Foundation, praised Yobe State for achieving the most improved position in routine immunization during the review meeting.

Through a spokesperson, Gov. Buni announced that the government would keep assisting the state's primary healthcare initiatives.

“We are also about to float the Yobe State Emergency Medical Ambulance Service,” he said, adding that a related executive bill had already been forwarded to the State House of Assembly and was currently in the advanced stages of legislative action.

The governor continued by saying that these were components of plans to lower the state's rates of maternal, prenatal, and child morbidity and mortality.

He gave his partners the reassurance that his administration would build on the successes already made and timely release of complementary funds to enhance public health.

Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and other development partners have both pledged their continued support for the state in the meantime.

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