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Mandera County Department of Health Services today held a planning meeting with partners engaged in child immunization.

Mandera County Department of Health Services today held a planning meeting with partners engaged in child immunization.

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Mandera County Department of Health Services today held a planning meeting with partners engaged in child immunization.

The meeting which was held in Red Sea Hotel in Mandera was officially opened by County Secretary Mr. Okash Adan and in attendance were the County assembly health committee chairman, Hon.Shaaban and Principal administrator Office of the Governor, Alikheyr Mohamed.

Participants were drawn from private practioners with local privately owned immunizing facilities, local implementing partners, Mandera county Ministry of health and KANCO with a sub-recipient Kenya Redcross Society.

The objective of the meeting was to deliberate on the provision of improved access and utilization of immunization services in the County through public education and advocacy activities right from the County policymaking level to household decision making.

Mandera is among 16 counties with low immunization coverage. The major reason for this relatively low coverage is the nomadic lifestyle of a significant percentage of households in the county, presenting challenges of indequate sensitization and access to formal health facilities.

The meeting provided an avenue for information sharing between players in the immunization sector and harmonization of targets in line with the national and county immunization objectives. Lastly, an immunization plan for the next four months was generated and the target numbers increased. The different partners agreed to double their efforts to ensure every child in the county is immunized.

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