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    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Nigeria Gets $2.7b to Strengthen Routine Immunization

    Gavi board has approved over $2.7b for strengthening Nigeria’s strategy for routine immunization and Primary Healthcare System.

    The fund, “which is the largest singular investment of any kind in the Health sector will enable the country fully finance its immunization and Primary Healthcare System from 2021 to 2028.” The Minster of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole said, on Monday during a press briefing in Abuja.

    With this extension, “Nigeria stands to save additional lives of more than 1.5 million under-1 children by 2028 while driving immunization rates up to 85 per cent in all states while rebuilding financial credibility and trust” He added.

    He noted that Gavi is securing $1.03b while the Federal Government of Nigeria will secure $1.9b, with $773 million for vaccine procurements and $260 million for health system strengthening.

    Gavi, is the largest global coalition of public and private sector with the goal of accelerating equal access to new and underutilized vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.

    The minister stressed that primary Healthcare system covers over 70 per cent of the population who are in most need of health, thus 10,000 PHC centers will be fully equipped to provide the basic healthcare Nigerians need.

    Executive Director, National Primary HealthCare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib said the fund fuels a successful and sustainable plan for NPHCDA to deliver standard primary healthcare services to Nigerians.

    “With this infusion of funds, we have further confidence that the right decisions have been taken around improving health productivity for Nigerians".

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