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300,000 Abuja Residents Get Free Polio Immunization

No fewer than 300,000 residents of Galuwyi community, off Mpape, in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have been vaccinated against Polio infection.

The residents were vaccinated by a medical team put together by the Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama District and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation between September 2018 and July 2019.

The Rotary outgoing President, Ogbebo, said, “We adopted a community in Galuwayi off Mpape in Bwari.

We have six areas of focus including maternal and child health as well as basic education. We are involved in Polio eradication programmes. We were able to vaccinate about 300,000 residents against Polio.

“In the community, we have also been able to build a healthcare center. We got to know that the dwellers did not have health workers who sleep with them at night. When they fall sick at night, there is no doctor or nurse. So, we built some health quarters so that the workers can sleep in the community.

“We know that the government cannot do it alone. So, we are building partnership to ensure the residents live in sound health.”

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