The low national immunization coverage has become an issue of public health concern as shown in a recent publication by the federal ministry of Health
‘National Primary Health Care Development Agency and Development Partners which revealed that Nigeria has only 33% national coverage on Routine Immunization ,short of the 85% national target by the Federal Government.
As part of new strategies to address the current low level of national coverage of Routine Immunization and poor demand for Primary Health Care services, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and Development Partners will engage a large number of Federal Civil Servants as part of measures to drive the current national campaign for integrated PHC services.
The NPHCDA made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mr Saadu Salahu ,the head of the public relations unit .
While addressing members of the National Steering Committee for the engagement of the civil servants, the Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib stressed the strategic place of civil servants as leading agents and drivers for the success of any government programmes and policies.
“The one day sensitization workshop for the targeted Civil Servants is scheduled to hold at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja on Monday 14th May, 2018.
The workshop will be declared open by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Etta”
The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Representatives of major Development Partners and Civil Societies Organizations will also speak at the event.