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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The bracelet unveiled in Abuja last week won the immunisation advocacy group Alma Sana a share of the $1 million Global Healthcare Innovation Award, an initiative of the pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline and Save the Children...More

Published May 28th, 2017

The wife of President of the Senate, Toyin Saraki, on Thursday,  condemned the low number of vaccinated Nigerian children, as she particularly raised concerns that only 42 percent of the country’s children are vaccinated against measles ...More

Published May 25th, 2017

Artists in Nigeria have focused their camera lenses on pneumonia—the country’s leading cause of death among children under age 5. They were answering the call of World Pneumonia Day (November 12) to raise awareness about the issue, proven solutions, and gaps in resources... More

Published May 18th, 2017

Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President, has called for the establishment of pharmaceutical companies to produce local vaccines to meet the immunisation needs of Nigerians.

Saraki made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the award ceremony for creative art and writing competition for secondary school students to mark the 2017 Africa Vaccination Week (AVW)...More

Published April 27th, 2017

A coalition of over 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), that work to ensure equitable access to vaccines in Nigeria, has commended the 8th Senate for its resolution, which called for meningitis vaccination to be made free in public healthcare facilities across the country...More

Published April 5th, 2017

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


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