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International Day of Rural Women: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 15 as the International Day of Rural Women. The Assembly honors rural women for the role they play in agriculture and the food industry. The UN-FAO FAOSTAT 2012 data show that rural women are primarily credited with majority of agricultural activities feeding the world. Despite this, they …

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World Patient Day: Not Just Caring for The Unwell, but the health of the Whole Family

In recent years, the healthcare industry has been emphasizing patient-centered care. One way they’re doing this is by making sure that caregivers are aware of how their actions could be affecting their patients’ wellness after they leave their facilities. This has given rise to World patient day – September 17. World Patient Day is a …

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Integrating Essential Polio Eradication Functions into existing COVID-19 Response Activities

Polio has existed in Nigeria as far back as the 1950s. In 2006, Nigeria had the greatest number of confirmed cases of polio worldwide. (However, with the implementation of a more ‘‘collaborative approach,’’ incorporating other vaccines and health incentives such as bed nets, the number of polio cases declined). Moreover, on August 25, 2020, NIGERIA …

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Accelerating Equitable Access, Acceptance, and Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines in Kano, Kaduna, and FCT (ACCESS) Project

ACCESS project is an 18-month multi-pronged approach at the community and facility levels in two States (Kano and Kaduna States) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Funded by MacArthur Foundation and implemented by Pathfinder Nigeria through four (4) partners: Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), SAPPHITAL Learning Limited, Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA) and Vaccine …

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Hepatitis B is Lurking; No Loose Guard

By: Olympus Ade-Banjo and Grace Nwaononiwu Viruses have recently gotten increased public attention as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, however, the list of viruses to be aware of does not end with COVID’s bluster. As is tradition, Valentine’s Day approaches with buzzing awareness about the risks associated with transitory love – unwanted pregnancies, sexually …

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Welcome to 2022

                Promoting Community Health and Development in Nigeria. Dear Friends, For Vaccine Network for Disease Control, 2021 was a year full of incredible opportunities to intervene positively in the lives of the underserved and vulnerable in our communities. Join us as we recap our most transformative and exciting moments such as mass vaccination campaigns against …

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COVER Project

The John Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), in partnership with Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL), Women Advocates for Vaccine Access (WAVA) and Vaccine Network for Disease Control (VNDC) embarked on a COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics Research (COVER) in February 2021. The COVER project is a mixed-methods study using qualitative and quantitative approaches to better understand …

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ACHIEVE Project

Vaccine Network for Disease Control has received support from the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) from 2017-2019 to implement community-based activities for Achieving Control of HIV/AIDS Epidemic through Evidence (ACHIEVE) Project. The ACHIEVE Project is funded by the US Government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Center for Disease Control (CDC). …

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