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Funding: Health group partners Kwara on disease control

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The Vaccine Network for Disease Control, a Non-Governmental Organisation has reiterated commitment to partner Kwara Government on disease control and its eradication across the 16 Local Government Area.

Mrs Chika Offor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Vaccine Network for Disease Control, stated this on Friday in Ilorin, during an On-boarding Meeting with Kwara Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina El-Imam.

She explained that the initiative known as Partnership To Reach Zero-Dose Children (PREACH) affords strategies to eradicate Childhood-killer diseases.

According to her, the meeting is one of the planned advocacy activities of the Vaccine Network in line with their objectives on the PREACH project.

Offor explained that the project is a
Global Alliance for Vaccines Initiative (GAVI)-funded project through Global Health Advocacy Initiative (GHAI).

She stated that the goal is to redeem, expand and sustain multi-stakeholder commitment to investment in immunization and primary healthcare.

The aim, she said, is to reach zero-dose children and increase immunization coverage in Nigeria.

“The specific objectives includes increase domestic resource mobilization for Immunization, efficient allocation use, accountability of domestic resources and timely release of vaccine financing, including GAVI co-financing obligations,” she said.

The CEO of the Network stated that this project is geared towards supporting the government to sustaining and up-scaling the immunization financing responsibility.

According to her, it will also ensure that the state of primary healthcare is strengthened.

She reitearted resolve of working with the Kwara Government and relevant Agencies to develop effective strategies to mitigate funding gaps, strengthen the PHC system, and address other critical issues.

In her response, Dr Amina El-Imam, the Kwara Commissioner of Health commended the Network team and assured them of her support.

She explained that with this partnership, she would love to see “impactful progress, statistically significant improvements in the health of citizens of Kwara”.

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