Nawaeb makes headway in immunisation programme

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THE Nawaeb district health sector in Morobe has covered 98 per cent of its villages in an immunisation special integrated routine-expanded programme.
Programme coordinator Justin Roaming said the programme had touched the lives of many rural people, especially children and mothers.
It was conducted in villages and aid posts.
He said the remaining 2 per cent were village hamlets.
It covered the interior parts of Wain-Erap, Nabak and ended at Labuta along the Bukawa coast.
The immunisation is for new inactivated polio vaccine measles rubella.
The symptoms of rubella ailment in blood samples resulted in the discovery and development of measles rubella vaccine and IPV to protect the health of the children and pregnant mothers.
It cost Nawaeb K120,000 (K40,000 per round) for the three programmes involving 42 health workers.
The programme was launched at the Situm Health Centre by provincial deputy family health coordinator Lynna Japu, deputy health PPA Jack Aita and district administrator Bob Bigilam in July.
Presidents Charlie Foike (Wain-Erap) and Jayford Mavo (Nabak) accompanied Bigilam to close the programme.

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