IMMUNIZATION FUNDS TO CEASE FROM 2022 IN NIGERIA

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The National Primary Health Care Agency says from the year 2022, Nigeria will no longer be receiving funding from donors, due to the rebasing of the budget. Executive Secretary of the agency, Ado Muhammad disclosed this at the Anglophone Africa peer review workshop in Abuja. The workshop has five countries Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria in attendance and they have been deliberating on how to provide funding for immunization exercises.

The Executive Secretary says Nigeria will not be able to receive fund in six years from foreign donors. The country according to him needs to look for creative ways of alternative sources of funding. Sabin coordinator enumerates that vaccine immunization is important in eradicating diseases such as measles and polio and anglophone countries need to legislate laws that will favour immunization funding.

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