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Nassor Mohamed, Khawaja Aftab Ahmed, Ijeoma Agbo
Communities missed by immunisation in urban areas tend to be marginalized in slums and often lack access to any other basic services. Although overall routine coverage is higher in urban...
Dr. Chizoba Wonodi​
Nigeria: Evaluating the use of co-created messages and trusted messengers to improve COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in Northern Nigeria​
UNICEF
Nigeria: Vaccine Stock Performance, iSC challenges, mitigation and responsive VMS actions
UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO), The Balanzan Institute
3ème session en français de la série de webinaires "Renforcer les chaînes d'approvisionnement des vaccins avec l'outil d'évaluation de la gestion efficace des vaccins (GEV)"
Abubakar Sani, Brian Pal, Ernest Some, Ngwegwe Bulula
Cette session partage deux présentations sur l'importance de la surveillance de la température des équipements de la chaîne du froid et l'impact des données générées par les activités de...
Field Supply
This presentation introduces Field Supply eLMIS solution and a case study from Nigeria.
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
How the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment tool was used to improve immunization supply chains in Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria and Syria
Richard Mihigo, Alain Poy, Jethro Chakauya, Abubacar N’Diaye, Bernard Ntsama, Messeret Eshetu Shibeshi, Richard Luce, Balcha Girma Masresha
This study reviews the administrative routine immunization data from 15 African countries for the period from January 2018 to June 2020 to analyze the trends in the monthly number of children...
Field Supply
This presentation introduces Field Supply eLMIS solution and a case study from Nigeria.
Akinola Ayoola Fatiregun, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Lassané Kaboré, Modupeola Dosumu, Elvis Isere, Itse Olaoye, Francis Adegoke Akanbiemu, Yetunde Olagbuji, Rosemary Onyibe, Kofi Boateng, Richard Banda, Fiona Braka
Background Despite efforts to improve childhood immunization coverage in Nigeria, coverage has remained below the national acceptable level. In December 2019, we conducted an assessment of Missed...
Mr francis ibama & CHAI Nigeria
Tools used for immunization supply chain in Rivers State, Nigeria.
MoH Nigeria
Community health workers – Community Health Influencers Promoter and Services (CHIPS) Personnel, Voluntary Community Mobilizers (VCMs), Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPS), etc. and other...
MoH Nigeria
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has developed this training manual in line with its mandate to promote health manpower development for PHC and in recognition of the need...
BID Initiative
This webinar focused on building an LMIS for vaccine supply in Nigeria with an aim to acquiring a simple but impactful system. The speakers shared the stepwise approach they undertook and how they...
Republic of Nigeria: Ministries of Health and the Environment
This is an official guide and reference necessary to provide direction to the national strategic health services programs for Nigeria.
Elijah Ige Ohimain, Stephen Obekpa Abah
A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out between June and September 2008 at a tertiary health facility (Teaching Hospital) in Nigeria with the aim of assessing the current practices and...
BID Initiative
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch a webinar entitled “Technology Solutions to Routine Immunization Challenges in Nigeria.” End-to-end supply chain and logistics systems are key...
CHAI, JSI, VillageReach
Synthesis report covering a cross-country analysis of data review teams interventions carried out by CHAI, John Snow, Inc., and VillageReach. Surfaces three principles and eight recommendations for...
JSI/MCSP
Immunization is at the very core of health programs around the world yet its performance is commonly measured by just a single number, namely coverage with a third dose of a vaccine that protects...
SachikoOzawa et al.
Background: Routine childhood immunization coverage has been low in northern Nigeria. While local authorities and international partners have been working hard to improve coverage, population...
Brown VB & Oluwatosin OA
BACKGROUND: Reminder/recall systems are effective ways to improve immunization rates, but their feasibility in primary health care (PHC) settings in Nigeria has not been adequately evaluated. In this...
Umeh GC et al.
BACKGROUND: Attitude and subjective well-being are important factors in mothers accepting or rejecting Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) supplemental immunization. The purpose of the study was to determine...
Oli AN et al.
Vaccines are biological products and their efficacy is affected by storage conditions. They are vital in promoting public health. Failures in immunization programmes often times are blamed on...
Michel Zaffran et al.
The global effort to eradicate poliomyelitis has reduced the incidence of cases caused by wild poliovirus by more than 99% since its launch in 1988, from 350 000 annual cases in 125 endemic...
Sunil Bahl et al.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate poliomyelitis by the year 2000. Although substantial progress was achieved by 2000, global polio eradication proved elusive. In India, the...
Home-based record (HBR) for Nigeria circa 2017
Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN)
Nigeria over the last few years has been unable to fully fund its immunization needs. This was largely attributed to dwindling national resources, rising cost of vaccine, inadequate yearly budgetary...
Callum Northcote
Aid to health has been instrumental in improving health outcomes in many places; however, all of these gains could be undone by a mismanaged donor transition. If donors transition too early, or en...
Kathleen M O\'Reilly
The goal of polio eradication is edging ever closer to reality. There is much to celebrate; data from Nigeria suggest limited transmission of wild-type and vaccine-derived polio virus in the northern...
Sachiko Ozawa et al.
Understanding and ranking the reasons for low vaccination uptake among parents in northern Nigeria is critical to implement effective policies to save lives and prevent illnesses. This study applies...
SebastianTaylor et al.
Vaccine hesitancy constitutes a major threat to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), and to further expansion of routine immunisation. Understanding hesitancy, leading in some cases to...
Home-based record (HBR) for Nigeria circa 2003
Home-based record (HBR) for Nigeria circa 2010
Home-based record (HBR) for Nigeria circa 2014
Soleine Scotney et al.
Introducing a new vaccine is a large-scale endeavor that can face many challenges, resulting in introduction delays and inefficiencies. The development of national task teams and tools, such as...
Lynda U. Osadebe et al.
Background: Kano State, Nigeria, introduced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization (RI) schedule in March 2015 and was the pilot site for an RI data module for the National...
Carol Tevi-Benissan et al.
The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic plan outlines the phased removal of oral polio vaccines (OPVs), starting with type 2 poliovirus–containing vaccine and introduction of inactivated polio...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
\"Each year, the WHO and UNICEF release an annual report that estimates global immunization coverage. The report offers a snapshot of the world’s progress toward achieving the Global Vaccine Action...
Simona Zipursky et al.
The Immunization Systems Management Group (IMG) was established to coordinate and oversee objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018, namely, (1) introduction of ≥1...
Natalya Nepomnyashch
As of May 2017, two medical laboratory scientists employed by the Sokoto State Government, jointly trained by the University of Nebraska Medical Centre and eHA are operating the lab. During the 2017...
Nicoletta Previsani et al.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) continues to make progress toward the eradication target. Only one of the three serotypes, wild poliovirus (WPV) type 1 (WPV1), is still circulating,...
World Health Organization (WHO)
From 24-30 April 2016, countries in the African Region commemorated the 6th African Vaccination Week (AVW).The goal of AVW is to strengthen immunization programmes in the African...
Ibrahim Alhaji Umar, Bervery Chawaguta
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with an estimated population of 176 million people and employs the largest number of health workers on the continent. The availability of human...
Caroline L Trotter et al.
Background: In preparation for the introduction of MenAfriVac, a meningococcal group A conjugate vaccine developed for the African meningitis belt, an enhanced meningitis surveillance network was...
Yann LeTallec, Michael Brison, Ashvin Ashok
While a number of new vaccines have been rolled out across the developing world (with more vaccines in the pipeline), cold chain systems are struggling to efficiently support national immunization...
Balcha G. Masresha et al.
In 2011, the 46 World Health Organization (WHO) African Region (AFR) member states established a goal of measles elimination* by 2020, by achieving 1) ≥95% coverage of their target populations with...
Martin Wright et al.
Development partners and donors have encouraged and incentivized governments in developing countries to explore ways of working with third-party service suppliers to reduce costs and increase service...
Muyi Aina et al.
Objective: As part of its vaccine supply chain redesign efforts, Kano state now pushes vaccines directly from 6 state stores to primary health centers equipped with solar refrigerators. Our objective...
David Sarley et al.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and in 2012 was suffering some of the lowest vaccination rates in the World. A combination of factors had resulted in a dysfunctional immunization cold...
MoH Nigeria
A set of word and excel forms/questionnaires used in Nigeria which can be adapted for other countries.
Edmond F. Maes et al.
Global measures to eradicate polio began in 1988; as of 2014, four of six World Health Organization (WHO) regions have been certified polio-free. Within the two endemic regions (African and Eastern...
Mike Brison & Yann LeTallec
In many countries, one of the common factors limiting full and equitable access to effective immunization is the existence of gaps in cold chain and logistics (CCL) systems. This article focuses on...
Nnadi C et al.
On August 10, 2016, 2 years after the most recent wild poliovirus (WPV) case was reported in Nigeria (in July 2014) (1), two WPV cases were reported in the northeastern state of Borno, which has been...
Aparna Schweitzer, Manas K. Akmatov, Gérard Krause
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection continues to make a substantial contribution to the global burden of disease. The risk of developing chronic HBV is inversely related to the age at...
Krishna P Paudel et al.
Introduction National immunization systems are important for reducing vaccine preventable diseases.1 However, in many resource-constrained countries, such systems need to be improved. This paper...
Shola Molemodile et al.
Responsibility for immunisation in Nigeria is decentralised to sub-national governments. So far, they have failed to achieve optimal coverage for their populations. We evaluated a pilot intervention...
Hitesh Hurkchand
The approach to review interagency collaboration in medicines supply chain examined the subject in the context of current literature and evidence in effective collaboration. As such, it did not focus...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Strong progress continues to be made since the Health Assembly called for the worldwide eradication of poliomyelitis in 1988.1 At the time, poliomyelitis was endemic in more than 125 countries around...
Tesfaye B. Erbeto, Sisay G. Tegegn, Rui G Vaz, Richard Banda, Peter Nsubuga, Pascal Mkanda, Kebba Touray, Faisal Shuaib, Andrew Etsano
INTRODUCTION Nigeria is among the 3 countries in which polio remains endemic. The country made significant efforts to reduce polio transmission but remains challenged by poor-quality campaigns and...
P. L. Lopalco
Polio cases due to wild virus are reported by only three countries in the world. Poliovirus type 2 has been globally eradicated and the last detection of poliovirus type 3 dates to November 2012....
Bassey BE et al.
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the immunity status of children with non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NP AFP) reported through the AFP surveillance system in the South-South region of Nigeria. STUDY...
Arend Voormana, Hil M. Lyons
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is closer than ever to achieving a polio-free world. Immunization activities must still be carried out in non-endemic countries to maintain population immunity...
Joseph Okeibuno et al.
Background As part of the efforts to eradicate polioviruses in the African Region, structures were put in place to ensure coordinated mobilization and deployment of resources within the framework...
Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan et al.
Background Significant progress has been made to increase access to vaccines in Africa since the 1974 launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Successes include the introduction of...
Blanche-philomene Melanga Anya, Edna Moturi, Teka Aschalew, Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan, Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori, Alain Nyembo Poy, Kinuam Leon Mbulu, Joseph Okeibunor, Richard Mihigo, Felicitas Zawaira
Background Important investments were made in countries for the polio eradication initiative. On 25 September 2015, a major milestone was achieved when Nigeria was removed from the list of...
Etienne Minkoulou, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Landoh Dadja, Peter Gaturuku, Ali Yahaya, Keith Shaba, Alain Poy
Introduction The PEI Programme in the WHO African region invested in recruitment of qualified staff in data management, developing data management system and standards operating systems since the...
Koffi Kouadio et al.
Introduction The continuous deployments of polio resources, infrastructures and systems for responding to other disease outbreaks in many African countries has led to a number of lessons...
William Mwengee et al.
Introduction Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988, there has been a tremendous progress in the reduction of cases of poliomyelitis. The world is on the verge...
Audu Musa et al.
Introduction In Kaduna State of Nigeria, the high influx of people from neighboring states with eligible children for polio vaccination represents a significant proportion of the target...
Jean Kamso et al.
Introduction The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) massively invested to overcome the crippling disease in countries of the WHO African Region. In the context of economic crisis, almost...
Matshidiso Moeti
Introduction Recently we have recorded some progress against the transmission of poliovirus in the African Region. This is attributable to a number of factors, including commitment of global...
Elizabeth B Adedire, Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Olufunmilayo I Fawole, Olufemi Ajumobi, Simon Kasasa, Peter Wasswa, Patrick Nguku
BACKGROUND: Routine immunisation (RI) contributes immensely to reduction in mortality from vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) among children. The Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, 2008...
Beckie Nnenna Tagbo et al.
Background/Objectives: Performance of the vaccination programme in Nigeria is lower than the regional average as well the 95% target necessary for sustained control of vaccine preventable diseases....
Charity Warigon et al.
Introduction. Poliomyelitis remains a global threat despite availability of oral polio vaccine (OPV), proven to reduce the burden of the paralyzing disease. In Nigeria, children continue to miss the...
Shittu E et al.
One of the major problems facing Nigeria\'s vaccine supply chain is the lack of adequate vaccine storage facilities. Despite the introduction of solar-powered refrigerators and the use of new tools...
Rui Gama Vaz et al.
The current West African outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) began in Guinea in December 2013 and rapidly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. On 20 July 2014, a sick individual flew into Lagos,...
Daniel Ali et al.
Background. Following the 2012 declaration by World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa and the WHO Executive Board to ramp up routine immunization (RI) activities, began to...
Ticha Johnson Muluh et al.
Background. Cases of paralysis caused by poliovirus have decreased by >99% since the 1988 World Health Assembly´s resolution to eradicate polio. The World Health Organization identified...
Steve Wassilak
In January 2012, completion of polio eradication was declared a programmatic emergency for global public health by the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) (1). Despite major...
The health needs of children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies are critical to the success of relief efforts and reduction in mortality. Measles has been one of the major causes of child...
Bassey Enya Bassey et al.
The last case of wild polio virus transmission occurred in Akwa Ibom state in October 2001; however, combination high routine immunization coverage with OPV, high quality AFP surveillance, mass...
Seye Abimbola et al.
Over the last two years, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a private-public partnership that has reduced polio worldwide by 99% since its launch in 1988, has greatly expanded the...
Nitwara Wikan et al.
Zika virus was originally identified in a sentinel rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, and is transmitted to humans...
McKenzie Andre et al.
Since 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)* began, the annual number of polio cases has decreased by >99% (1). Only three countries remain that have never interrupted wild...
Henry Emori, Obrian F. Nyamucherera, Muhammad U. Usman, Anne Cockcroft, Bong Duke, Nisser Ali Umar, Neil Andersson
Background Childhood vaccination rates in Nigeria are among the lowest in the world and this affects morbidity and mortality rates. A 2011 mixed methods study in two states in Nigeria examined...
Saheed Gidado et al.
Introduction Immunization is a cost-effective public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases. The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey of 2008...
Jong-Hoon Kim et al.
Background Impact evaluation of vaccination programs is necessary for making decisions to introduce oral cholera vaccines (OCVs) in cholera-endemic countries. Methods We analyzed data to forecast...
Brown VB et al.
Immunization coverage of vulnerable children is often sub-optimal in many low- and middle-income countries. The use of a reminder/recall (R/R) system has been one of the strategies shown to be...
Besa NC et al.
A diphtheria outbreak occurred from February to November 2011 in the village of Kimba and its surrounding settlements, in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. We conducted a retrospective outbreak...
Daniel Ashogbon, Peter Nsubuga, Rui G Vaz, Pascal Mkanda, Jennifer Linkins, Alhagie Corr, Al-Asi A Ibrahim, Theophilus Zhema, Koffi B Agblewonu, Alieu Wadda, Yared G Yehualashet
BACKGROUND: Following the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, the government of Nigeria, with support from partners, has been implementing several rounds of supplementary...
Olaniran Alabi, Fredrick Musoke, Albarka Jehoshaphat Nebanat, Melissa Corkum, Robert Anger, Victor Gugong, Helen Epstein, Sufiyan M Babale, Gerida Birukila
Since 1997, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has sponsored regular door-to-door polio immunisation campaigns in northern Nigeria. On 30 July 2015, the country was finally declared poliofree, a...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report presents poliovirus surveillance data from 2014 and 2015, focusing on the 20 countries in the African Region and six in the Eastern Mediterranean Region that reported a WPV or circulating...
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
This evaluation assesses the extent to which the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) pilot has achieved its stated objectives and the overarching goal to “reduce morbidity and mortality from...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report highlights the achievements made in expanding access to vaccines in Africa and discusses some of the remaining challenges to achieving universal access to vaccines. The timing of this...
Devendra Gnawali et al.
A goal of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, led by the World Health Organization, is country ownership by 2020, defined here as the point when a country fully finances its routine immunization program...
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
The global polio eradication initiative is at a critical crossroads. Some 25 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO), supported by Rotary International, launched a global goal of eradicating...