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NIGERIAN CHILDREN ARE DYING AND THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION

Every year 284,000 Nigerian children die for failing to participate in vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccines are free in Nigeria. Immunization saves three million people every year from deaths and disabilities. Nigeria has the poorest under vaccinated children in Africa. Every five years Nigerian Population Commission conducts surveys among children age On behalf of Community Health Awareness and General Support, I welcome you to our site. Thanks for visiting the web site

 

NIGERIAN CHILDREN ARE DYING AND THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION

Every year 284,000 Nigerian children die for failing to participate in vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccines are free in Nigeria. Immunization saves three million people every year from deaths and disabilities. Nigeria has the poorest under vaccinated children in Africa. Every five years Nigerian Population Commission conducts surveys among children ages 12 to 23 months to determine vaccination coverage. In 2013, only 25 percent of Nigerian children ages 12 to 23 months were fully vaccinated. The next immunization survey will be in 2018. We want Nigerian children to be 50% fully vaccinated.

Why is immunization coverage in Nigeria among the lowest in the world?

The reasons are complicated to understand.

The location of the health center is a serious problem for the parents to bring their children to the center for vaccination. Some have to travel one mile with two or three children.

 

Many parents could not afford transportation cost to the center.

Only the mothers are responsible for ensuring their children are vaccinated. Husbands do not support.

Vaccination day is not adequate for the parents to bring their children to the center. The situation is worse in rural areas.

Nurses at the health center have difficulty getting vaccines from local government headquarters to the center.

Nurses spend their meager income to ride Okada to give shots to the children in their homes.

 

Community Health Awareness and General Support are designed to raise awareness about low immunization coverage in Nigeria plus provide tangible aid to parents who bring their children to health centers for vaccination.

The Community Health Awareness is encouraging each Town Union president to have contacts with the nurses at the health center. Ask the nurses at the center to send you a picture of the center for assessment.

 

The Community Health Awareness will be contacting each Town Union president to address how to improve your home town health center for better immunization coverage.

Each president of Nigerian Women Association is highly recommended to address this issue.

If you are a physician, pharmacist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse, and administrator, Community Health Awareness will contact you and determine various ways to improve vaccination coverage in your hometowns.

Today's children will become tomorrow's civilization. Children cannot handle the environment, and they do not have the resources.

Please do not hesitate to call me or write to Community Health.

s 12 to 23 months to determine vaccination coverage. In 2013, only 25 percent of Nigerian children ages 12 to 23 months were fully vaccinated. The next immunization survey will be in 2018. We want Nigerian children to be 50% fully vaccinated.

 

Why is immunization coverage in Nigeria among the lowest in the world?

The reasons are complicated to understand.

The location of the health center is a serious problem for the parents to bring their children to the center for vaccination. Some have to travel one mile with two or three children.

 

Many parents could not afford transportation cost to the center.

Only the mothers are responsible for ensuring their children are vaccinated. Husbands do not support.

Vaccination day is not adequate for the parents to bring their children to the center. The situation is worse in rural areas.

Nurses at the health center have difficulty getting vaccines from local government headquarters to the center.

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