EU launches immunization in 24 Nigerian states

The European Union (EU) under the EU-Sign in collaboration with the Nigerian Federal Government has launched a seven years project, which aimed to strengthen immunization governance at 24 states.
European Union signed an agreement with the Federal Government to ensure of sustainable quality routine immunization services and support the end of wild poliovirus.
The Executive Secretary state Primary Health Care Development Agency (GPHCDA), Dr. Ahmed Gana, disclosed this while speaking during the official launch of the programmer in Gombe yesterday.
Nigeria has been polio-free since 2013 which led to the attraction of development partners to the state, like Bill Gate Foundation who supporting the state with over $15 million for the establishment of Village Health Workers Programme (VHWP) in the state.
“The state has also been given a grant N1.5 million by the World Bank through the Federal Ministry of Heath for the improvement of health care service particularly the Primary health care services in the state,” Gana added.
He further said that EU-Sign Project has awarded contract for construction of Nafada local government primary health care cold store and renovation of sold store.
EU-Sign project Gombe State Technical Assistant, Mr. Audu Gambo Kariya, said that the project is a health system strengthening project to increase access to and utilization of immunization services within an integrated primary health care service delivery system.
Source: The Guardian



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