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COVID-19: FG Receives $9.26M Grant From Canadian Government

In a significant development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has secured a generous grant of $9.26 million (Canadian Dollars) from the Canadian Government.

The grant is intended to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine service delivery among high-priority risk groups and bolster the country’s health systems.

The funding will be channeled through the World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria, which will play a pivotal role in providing technical assistance to enhance health systems and promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The WHO’s support will be integrated with routine immunization and other essential Primary Health Care (PHC) services, aiming for a comprehensive and efficient healthcare approach.

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The grant’s primary focus will be on the implementation in several states across the country, prioritizing areas with high-risk populations.

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The selected states include Benue, Kogi, Taraba, Kebbi, Katsina, Anambra, Ebonyi, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, and Ondo.

With this timely financial aid, the Nigerian government anticipates a substantial boost in vaccine distribution and accessibility for vulnerable groups.

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Furthermore, the grant’s emphasis on strengthening the health systems will contribute to better overall public health outcomes, particularly during the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. (CONTINUE READING HERE)

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