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Okonjo-Iweala makes case for immunisation coverage

By Editor
27 December 2019   |   4:19 am
Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

The former Minister of Finance made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia, Abia State, yesterday.
She commended the Federal Government for efforts made so far, but urged it to work harder to attain the average target set for Africa. She said: “We like Nigeria to improve the immunisation coverage. We were initially at 33 per cent.”

Now they have worked hard. We are at 50 per cent. But we need to work harder to get us to the average for Africa.”Okonjo-Iweala described GAVI as the largest and $10 billion organisation in the world, taking care of vaccination and immunisation of children all over the developing world.

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