At VNDC, we discovered that ‘vaccines’ are not enough. From our experience, especially in urban slums and rural communities, providing vaccines for typical diseases is only the first step in developing sustainable communities. Hunger affects these communities even more. Illiteracy affects these communities and even contributes to other acts that could further hinder the development of communities. We wanted to do more. We wanted to provide solutions to as many of these other problems as we could. This led to the redefinition of the terms DISEASES and VACCINES.
We see anything that interrupts growth and progress in our community as a disease. Anything that promotes development in our communities is the vaccine.
Sustainable Health and Development for all.
Promoting community health and development through education, collaboration, women empowerment, policy advocacy, and immunization campaigns.
A diverse team of ordinary people achieving extraordinary result. Saving lives is our calling.
We foster trust in our partnerships through accountability and communication at every level of our work.
We believe that people in communities should have an equal opportunity at obtaining good health and development.
We embrace the diversity of our communities and do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation.
We do all it takes because we believe no community is too poor or far to be noticed.
We challenge the status quo by doing things differently to bring about sustainable results.
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.
Vaccine Network interacts at the global, national, state, and local levels in order to achieve significant improvement in the lives of the under-served in society.
We have our Head Office in Abuja, Nigeria and Regional Offices across the six geopolitical zones. Our strength is in our ability to work in multiple locations simultaneously. Our network spans across the 36 states in Nigeria and we have executed projects in the following states:
At the Global level, VNDC is represented at the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. At the national level, VNDC is part of the steering committee of Expanded Civil Society Initiative on Immunization (ESCII); a GAVI CSO constituency in Nigeria, VNDC is also a member of the Association of OVC NGOs in Nigeria (AONN). In the FCT, VNDC is a strong member of the FCT Emergency Response to Routine Immunization Committee (FERRIC), as well as a pioneer member of Basic Health Care Provision Fund Social Accountability Network (BSAN) to mention just a few.
For every donation you make to VNDC, you are helping a woman get empowered, you are giving hope of education to the girl child and supporting immunization campaigns in communities.