A GROUP of Traditional rulers and governors from the northern Nigeria have expressed their willingness to support President Buhar’s administration health agenda for the nation in order to improve the health outcomes of their citizens. According to a statement, the group reached the decision on Tuesday in Kaduna during the Emergency Meeting of the Northern Traditional Rulers Committee on Primary
Health Care delivery jointly convened by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saad III and Minister of Health Professor. Isaac Adewole in response to the outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in the northern part of the country. Adewole urged states to invest on the health of their people from the PHC system, and called on the participants to work together to build a health system that it robust, resilient and the enabling where things happen. The minister, who disclosed that subsidised vaccines provided by GAVI will no longer be available from 2025, recommended an institution for immunisation trust fund and condemned a situation where Nigeria continues to depend on relations and donors for vaccines supply. “Part of our suggestion is to have an immunisation trust fund. For too long we have been immunising our children using donations and so on. We must take responsibility, they are Nigerian children and we must provide resources to immunise them.”
Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib called for state governments to go back to the Primary Healthcare system. He disclosed that the Health Minister has approved the stocking of vaccines against future epidemics. Shuaib disclosed that there is currently no shortage of the vaccines required to tackle the outbreak said that Nigeria has stated discussions with manufacturers to secure two million doses of meningococcal polysaccharide AC vaccine


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