The World Health Organization, WHO has commended the Kano State government over it rapid response to arrest the diphtheria outbreak, describing it as a role model in the fight against the disease.
The WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Walter Kasadi stated this when the delegation paid a working visit on the Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf at the Kano State government house, Kano.
He said the state has displayed exemplary in response against the disease.
“Kano is an epicenter for diphtheria, but we have seen so far exemplary in rapid response. All agencies, sectors, partners working around and implement a diphtheria response effort. And that is an example as to how to work together.”
“We hope other states will follow suit and harness these successes.
“Obviously, Kano has a great potential of revitalizing of the Primary Health Care, PHC which has been put fore by WHO to accelerate health.
“Diphtheria is just a wake up call that we have to revisit the foundation of the PHC, multi-sector policy and action, community empowerment and engagement.
“What we have seen here is an example of political will or commitment,” Kasadi said