The EU on Friday authorised the sale of a vaccine to protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a disease that in worst cases can lead to pneumonia and bronchiolitis.
To tackle infant mortality and logistic challenges in delivering vaccines to remote communities in the country, eHealth Africa has delivered over nine million doses of vaccines to remote areas in Kano, Bauchi and Zamfara states.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) says the country is prepared to take on another formidable challenge – ensuring vaccine equity.
The Federal Government has begun construction of three mega stores to fast track establishment of vaccine hubs in the country.
New reports have shown that global number of maternal deaths fell from around 446, 000 in 2000 to around 287,000 in 2020, which represents a 36 per cent decrease. However, in Nigeria, it is estimated that eight million children are born every year with seven million pregnant women at any moment, with the country’s poor state of healthcare.