In September 2021 the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund NSSF entered a partnership with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to support the vaccination of 1 million Nigerians across six states of the Federation (Adamawa, Edo, Imo, Katsina, Nasarawa, Ogun) by January 2022. The NSSF is pleased to announce that as of December 2021, the campaign has resulted in the vaccination of 1,651,278 Nigerians, exceeding our goal by over 60 percent.
The success of our vaccination drive shows what is possible through collaboration and partnership to overcome vaccine hesitancy. With funding from the NSSF the NPHCDA was able to mobilize over 1000 qualified health workers to move into the field visiting each ward, council, and local government area in the 6 states. Our vaccination teams operate from markets, places of worship, schools etc. The use of town criers and similar grass roots tactics are also deployed to reach the widest audience possible. So far, the campaign has reached over 12 million Nigerians have been better informed about the need to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. The NSSF will continue to provide funding and other support to the NPHCDA in order to ensure millions more Nigerians are vaccinated as soon as possible.
Our success would not be possible without the support of our donors, partners, The NSSF Team and most importantly the health workers in the field who are implementing the vaccination campaign.