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Cholera: FG Partners Gavi For Emergency Vaccine Donations 

Written by on June 28, 2024

The Federal Government is partnering with Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, for emergency vaccine donations in case of a shortage amidst an expectant surge in cholera outbreaks across the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, Dr Sania Nishtar, in a post on her X handle on Thursday, said the body was concerned about the cholera outbreak in Nigeria and was ready to support the country in its response.

She tweeted, that the global cholera stockpile, which is funded by Gavi, is currently fully replenished and ready to help contain outbreaks and protect those at highest risk.”

This is as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, on Monday, said it had activated the Emergency Operation Centre EOC to contain the gravity of the situation in the country.

The Director General of the NCDC, Dr Jide Idris, said the EOC would serve as the nerve centre for the coordination of response across the country.

It would also support affected states, and facilitate rapid communication, data analysis, and decision-making processes.

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