Polio: Germany Supports Nigeria With 36.5m Euros

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The government of Germany has supported Nigeria’s polio eradication efforts with a 36.5 million Euros fund.

Domiciled with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the Nigeria government has received a total of 31.5 million Euros from the fund while the remaining five million Euros would be released henceforth.

At the signing of the last segment of the 36.5 million Euro financing support by the government of Germany, members of the international community commended the federal government for her impressive efforts and commitment at eradicating polio in the country.

The signing ceremony which concluded phase 5 of the agreement, as stated in the statement released by the head, Public Relations Unit, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Saadu Salahu, also incorporated phase 6 with injection of additional 10 million Euros.

Speaking at the occasion, the UNICEF country’s representative, Dr Jean Gough disclosed that Nigeria’s utilisation of the fund for provision of child health interventions, especially in the North East was highly commendable.[eap_ad_2]

She recalled UNICEF’s visit to some of the facilities in parts of the North- East and expressed joy with Nigeria’s progress towards polio eradication.

Also speaking, representative of WHO, Dr. Mkanda Pascal, assured Nigeria’s Government of its technical support towards final eradication of polio in the country.

The Germany’s charge d` affairs reiterated his country’s continued support for polio eradication in Nigeria.

In his address, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA),, Dr. Ado Muhammad assured the international community that transmission of polio virus would end this year.

He said Nigeria has only six polio cases this year as compared to 51 cases same time last year.

Ado emphasized that Nigeria was about to make history with high prospect of being the next country to end polio transmission by end of this year. (Leadership)[eap_ad_3]


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