“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. it is manmade and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.”

Nelson Mandela

Vaccine Network for Disease Control is a Non-Profit Organization determined to leave a unique footprint in the lives of the under served through community and advocacy approaches that meet their health and developmental needs.

Since 2011, we have worked alongside stakeholders at all levels- global, national, state, local government and community, to deliver effective services in the areas of Health, Education, and Economic empowerment. We believe that sustainable solutions to countering disease and death are ones that equip those most affected, by training, mobilizing and sensitizing them. We not only work to thwart common challenges faced by resource-poor communities, we also seek to ensure that men, women and children have the means to thrive.

Vision

Sustainable Community Health and Development for all.

Mission

Promoting Community Health and Development through Collaborations, Policy Advocacies, and Immunization Campaigns.

Core Values

Partnership

Our close partnerships with stakeholders from the communities we serve, along with governmental and non-governmental entities, allow us to develop relevant programs that provide value to the community members.

Integrity

We foster trust in our partnerships through accountability and communication at every level of our work.

Equity

We believe that  people in communities should have an equal opportunity at obtaining good health and development.

Diversity

We embrace the diversity of our communities and do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Passion

We do all it takes because we believe no community is too poor or far to be noticed.

Innovation

We challenge the status quo by doing things differently to bring about sustainable results.

Teamwork

A diverse team of ordinary people achieving extraordinary result. Saving lives is our calling.

Objectives

  • To support the government to achieve its 85% Immunization Coverage goal in Nigeria by the end of year 2023.
  • To collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure the implementation of Universal Health Coverage in our core states by the end of 2023.
  • To support the government to attain 90% school enrolment, retention and completion by Orphans and Vulnerable Children in our core states by year 2023 through public and private sector partnerships.
  • To improve the quality of basic education through resource mobilisation and educational capacity support in eight communities of FCT by the end of 2023.
  • To build the capacity of 1 million adolescents and women to actively engage in economic activities by the end of year 2023.
  • To improve access to health and education in underserved communities through policy advocacies, targeted partnerships and community development strategies by the year 2023.
  • To establish Community Influencers Academy to raise an army of digital mobilizers to change community outcomes by 2023.

Strategies

Policy Advocacy

We engage in series of activities that are tailored to influence decision makers, especially with the poor health indicators and outcomes in Nigeria as a result of the nation’s weak health care system.

Collaboration

We have never worked in isolation. We work with various government agencies and parastatals as well as local and international development organizations in ensuring that the underserved are well catered for, as it relates to Health, Education, and Empowerment.

Capacity Building

Over the years, we have built the capacity of girls and women, especially those in the rural areas and urban slums to skillfully engage in advocacy and social mobilization. We enroll adolescents for internship and mentorship. We also enlighten policy makers and other decision makers on health and developmental issues in the country.

Mobilization

We mobilize community members, especially women, to increase and improve health outcomes in their communities. We also have volunteers, both men and women, who help to drive development in their communities.