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In 2016: $274m Needed For Polio Campaign


To permanently halt the spread of polio in Nigeria after the de-listing of the country in the list of polio endemic countries, the sum of $274 million will be needed from foreign donors in 2016 for the campaign.

Also, the sum of $287 million will be needed in the year 2017 for the same purpose as statistics indicate that the sum of N40,000 will be needed for the vaccination of an individual child.

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This was revealed yesterday by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja at the pre-event press conference for the anglophone Africa peer review workshop on sustainable immunisation financing. “Nigeria has few months to go before it can be verified a polio-free country. The sum of $274 million will be required for polio campaign in 2016.

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