KANCO calls for enactment of law making immunization of children mandatory

0 415

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

By Arnold Olando

Non Governmental Organizations are calling for the enactment of a law that will make immunization mandatory for every child.

This is after a 2018 report by the NGOs under the umbrella KANCo revealed that over 270,000 children across the country have not been given immunization hence exposing their lives to life threatening diseases like measles, polio and rubella.

KANCO Director Allan Rage says some 14 counties majorly in the Rift Valley Region have contributed to two thirds of the number of children who have not been immunized.

Allan Rage director of KANCO says Garissa has however improved from having 54 percent immunized children to having 84 percent immunized children.

Karen Awino from Nyanza region has cited lack of fare to the immunization centers as the reason why her two children who are both seven years and six years old have never been immunized.

KANCO held an immunization clinic today in Dagoretti South Constituency.


Did you enjoy this article?
Signup today and receive free updates straight in your inbox. We will never share or sell your email address.
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More