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WAVA is a coalition of women-focused civil society organizations in Nigeria advocating for increased routine immunization and sustainable vaccines financing. Founded in 2011, it is supported by the Johns Hopkins University International Vaccines Access Center (JHU-IVAC) to help increas uptake of immunization services in Nigeria.

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Immunization has been proven to be one of the most successful and cost effective health intervention of modern day medicine. Over the years, Immunization has successfully prevented millions of deaths and disabilities globally especially amongst children. Effective vaccines stimulate the...More

Published March 16, 2017


As Gavi withdraws support, can Nigeria sustain immunization financing beyond 2017? In the past two decades, Nigeria has made good progress in the routine immunization programme. With the introduction of new vaccines and expansion of the immunization coverage, child survival...More

Published February 15, 2017


African Heads of State have pledged to increase investment in immunisation coverage on the continent. The leaders made the commitment at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are to increase their country’s political and financial investments vaccination...More


Why is WAVA’s work important? It is important because vaccines save lives, save money and build nations. How do vaccines save lives? By preventing diseases from happening in the first place. Every year, more than 750,000 children die before their fifth birthday. About 30 per cent...More

Published January  05 2017

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