NSSF donates N300m to vaccinate a million people
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) has donated N300 million as part of its strategic support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The donation aims to improve vaccine equity and boost access to COVID-19 vaccination among vulnerable Nigerians.
The gesture is expected to help support the COVID-19 advocacy campaign in six states across six geo-political zones, thereby reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccine uptake. Benefitting states include Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Nasarawa, and Ogun, targeting each Local Government Area (LGA).
With a roll out target of 60 vaccines a day per team from October 1, NSSF noted that one million vaccinations would be achieved by December 31 this year.
The Chairman, NSSF, Babatunde Folawiyo, described the devastating impact of COVID-19 as unquantifiable.
“We understand that we cannot leave this fight to end the pandemic to the government alone.” He added that public-private partnerships (PPP) are needed if the country is to succeed in the fight against the pandemic and restore social and economic normalcy within the quickest time possible.