From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
In its bid to reduced the number of under-5 children and the elderly that are lost to pneumonia, Kaduna State Government is mapping out a partnership with Paediatric Association of Nigeria, (PAN), to curb the menace.
State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Baloni, disclosed this during a press conference to mark the world 2020 Pneumonia Day in Kaduna yesterday.
According to her, the Government of Kaduna State recognized the need to work with the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia as represented by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, UNICEF and other partners and stakeholders.
She revealed that efforts would be scaled up to combat the risk factors for pneumonia, such as promoting exclusive breast feeding in the first six months of life and improving vaccine demand and utilization.