About The SummitThe Nigerian National Vaccine Summit brought together high level national and international delegates, including the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Parliamentary leadership, industrial leaders and global public health crusaders. A keynote address was delivered by Dr. Muhammad Pate. The Summit also provided opportunities for grassroots participation and feedback through virtual and in-person Town Hall events. This site will feature followup events and progress that builds on the successful Summit, and highlight ways in which Nigeria is moving toward a healthier future for its children.
Why vaccines? Why now?Vaccines are one of the best and most cost effective public health interventions known to man. Unfortunately, in Nigeria, many children who need life-saving vaccines never get them. Every year, Nigeria loses more than 1 million children under the age of 5 years. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by vaccination. These preventable deaths impose a huge social and economic cost on families, communities and the nation. Vaccinating our children will not only protect their health and keep them alive; it will bring economic benefits and help build the Nigerian nation.
Follow the NVS on Twitter!
- RT @NoMorePneumo: Watch @GAVISeth's lecture at 2pm EST: Getting the Miracle of #Vaccines to Those Who Most Need Them http://t.co/0CKrQoSk 03:44:17 PM May 22, 2012 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @gatespolio: What do @BobDylan, astronaut John Glen, and #vaccines hero Bill Foege have in common? Find out! http://t.co/PQJ6zkvy 05:25:54 PM May 03, 2012 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Thx to all who have tuned in to #Nigeria #Vaccine Summit news! Keep an eye out for blogs on post-summit outcomes! #globalhealth 08:40:54 PM April 19, 2012 ReplyRetweetFavorite
February 7, 2013 / Comments Off
September 18, 2012 / Comments Off
September 4, 2012 / Comments Off