A How-To Guide Based on Experiences with State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDAs) in 6 Northern Nigerian States
April 25, 2022
More than 40 years after the introduction of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), immunisation coverage remains low in many Nigerian states especially in the North, ultimately resulting in a high incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases and high child mortality rates. The poor immunisation coverage has been attributed to chronic system weaknesses, including inadequate and irregular government funding for the routine immunisation (RI) programme and inefficient management of available funds.
The multipartite Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), and each of six state governments in northern Nigeria (Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto and Yobe states) established a platform to drive
sustainable funding of the RI programme through a basket funding
Day 3 starts off great with my session – Sharing the results of the Routine Immunization Buddy System and how social and financial women collectives are a very viable mechanism for behaviour change towards driving demand for health services in LMICs.
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