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Nigeria: kids battle allergic conjunctivitis, health officials allay fears

Residents of Ruga, a village less than ten minutes away from Nigeria’s capital Abuja have decried what they describe as a strange eye infection claiming the sights of children. Amina Suleiman is a mother, fighting to save her son from totally going blind. The two-year old boy can hardly open his eyes as a result …

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Maintaining and sustaining high immunization coverage is a collective effort

Written by Ms. Funmilayo Adewumi Representatives of Nigerian Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have jointly said that maintaining and sustaining high immunization coverage is a collective effort and not just the responsibility of the Government. These efforts requires all hands to be on deck towards attaining the goal of high immunization coverage …

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News from the field: NPHCDA inaugurates 2018 African Vaccination Week committee

written by Funmilayo Adewumi Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency inaugurated the 2018 African Vaccination Committee ahead of 2018 AVW. This inauguration took place at the NPHCDA headquarters, Abuja on 22nd January, 2018. Welcoming nominees of the committee to the inauguration, Dr. Dorothy Nwodo, Director Disease Control & Immunization, NPHCDA requested …

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Vaccine network joins NIFT team

WAVA joined voices with the NIFT advocacy subcommittee on the need for increased vaccine uptake during the subcommittee 4th quarter and final meeting for 2017. At this meeting which held on Tuesday, 28th November 2017, the importance of taking advocacy to the grass root level to ensure that vaccines reach every eligible child was highlighted…Read more

VNDC is part of the team that received GAVI Oversight advisory group

Written by Ijeoma Michael and Funmi Adewumi The WAVA coalition being a national network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) focused on immunization advocacy, with core tenets in capacity building, networking and resourcing, has been identified by the Oversight and Advisory Group (OAG) of Gavi CSOs constituency project as a platform with the potential to enable …

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Vaccine Network for Disease Control at the stakeholder’s policy dialogue on Immunization Budget Tracking

WAVA supported the hosting of a policy dialogue for immunization budget tracking organized by the National Immunization Financing Task Team (NIFT) on July 26, 2017 at Treasure Suites Hotel, Abuja. Led by NIFT Chair, Dr. Ben Anyene and Deputy Chair, Committee on Healthcare Services at the House of Representatives, Hon. Muhammadu Usman, the meeting gathered …

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