Nigeria Has Highest Number Of Unimmunised Children

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) SAYS despite the increase in various forms of diseases such as measles, meningitis and Lassa fever in the country, the counterpart funding for the procurement of vaccines from the WHO put at Three billion Naira was not included in the 2017 budget.

The exclusion of the fund was part of issues discussed when officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, WHO and the vaccine alliance also known as GAVI appeared before the Senate committee on primary health and communicable disease.

Correspondent adeoye Olalekan reports that GAVI, which has been working with the ministry of health since 2001, is an international organization which bring together public and private sectors with the aim of creating equal access to new and under used vaccines.‎

 

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