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Nigeria Loses 800,000 Children Due to Lack of Immunisation- GAVI

Nigeria Loses 800,000 Children Due to Lack of Immunisation- GAVI

Children's Health, NEWS
The Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) on Thursday said no fewer than 800,000 unvaccinated children died in Nigeria in the last five years. Seth Berkley, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GAVI, made this known during a stakeholders meeting in Suleja, Niger. GAVI is a public-private global health partnership committed to increasing access to immunisation through provision of vaccines across the globe. Berkley who said a recent survey had revealed that Nigeria had only 30 per cent coverage of immunisation, added that the figure differed from what some health workers had always presented. The CEO said that children unnecessarily died because they were not vaccinated, pointing out that his organisation was working hard to strengthen routine immunisation in the c...