The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended Journalists Against Polio (JAP) in Kano for promoting public health.

The Kano State Leader of the international body, Malam Kabiru Rabiu, made the commendation on Thursday in Kano at a Townhall meeting to review the activities of the journalists.

He said that the support of journalists, especially in health related areas, had shown a tremendous development in polio and routine immunisation in Kano.

The official however tasked the journalists to explore more ways to develop and widen their intervention in healthcare delivery.

“UNICEF has a plan to do a mapping exercise for media organisations in the state in order to develop more health programmes and yield more in the health sector,” Rabiu said.

NAN reports that the state Ministry of Health on collaboration with development partners in Polio eradication organised the townhall meeting.

JAP is a composition of newsmen in Kano who cover the health sector in their beats.

The association was launched in the state in 2012.