Prime Minister meets president of Polio Certification Commission in Africa

On Tuesday 27th November, the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, received in his office at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Government the president of the Polio Certification Commission in Africa, Rose Leke, who congratulated the Government of Equatorial Guinea for its efforts in the fight against the disease.

The Prime Minister, for his part, told the president of the Polio Certification Commission that the Government, through the Ministry for health and Social Welfare, will have the necessary means to achieve total eradication of polio throughout the nation.

Obama Asue also welcomed the appreciation from the Polio Certification Commission of the work of the Government for the benefit of the population. Three years have passed without a recorded case of polio in Equatorial Guinea. However, Leke stated that the illness continued to appear in various areas in Africa and Asia, and advised the Government of the need to remain vigilant, because up to now the complete eradication of polio in Equatorial Guinea was not certified, and for that reason she advised increasing the cover for the vaccination.

The audience was also attended by the Minister for Health and Welfare, Salomon Nguema Owono.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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