About

BRIEF HISTORY

  • An initiative of JHU-IVAC
  • Founded in 2011 to mobilize female politicians and wives of influential political personalities to help increase uptake of immunization in Nigeria.
  • Planned a workshop for wives of governors on immunization; could not hold for various reasons.
  • In March 2015, Dr Wonodi convened a meeting of women-led initiatives; the outcome was a resolution that WAVA become a coalition of women organizations to lead advocacy for enhanced access to immunization.
  • In November 2015, IVAC secured a two year grant to support advocacy activities including support to WAVA.
  • In February 2016 – WAVA sponsored two members to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the first ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa.
  • In April 2016, WAVA marked AVW and led social media advocacy for SIF in partnership with The Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu.

VALUES

  • Accountability and stewardship
  • Leadership and humility
  • Transparency
  • Fairness and equity
  • Partnership and excellence
WAVA KEY MESSAGES
Diseases that can be prevented by vaccines – polio, hepatitis, pneumonia, measles, meningitis, whooping cough, yellow fever, ear infection, septicaemia, diphtheria
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