The European Union Support to Immunization Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) project has committed to support immunisation activities through the 4.3 billion naira (150 million euros) funds in 2015 to ensure that Nigeria secures a polio-free certificate from the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2017. It is expected to run over four years, working in 23 Nigerian states and in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja (FCT). The project is a partnership with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to build sustainable and high-quality immunization services by strengthening Primary Health Care Agencies in the states. The project is managed by a consortium of partners including Conseil Santé, SOFRECO and Health Partners International.
There is an EU-SIGN State Technical Advisor (STA) in each of the states and the FCT. Their role is to work with the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies/State Ministries of Health and immunization officers to strengthen vaccine management and the immunization cold chain; to support states in implementing the Primary Health Care Under One Roof policy; and to work with civil society organizations to increase awareness and involvement in immunization programs.
This video clip is from the first biannual meeting of the STAs. The meeting was an opportunity to bring all the STAs together to share lessons learned from the past year, review the new workplan, share experiences from each of the states on technical and administrative issues, and to receive updates from the NPHCDA, EU-SIGN and other immunization partners. There are interviews with Dr. Mahmud Zubair, Director of Logistics and Health Commodities at the NPHCDA; Mrs. Aminata Sidibé, the Training and Contracts Officer/Procurement Expert; Dr. James Attah, the Immunization Expert; and Anne McArthur, Technical Advisor from HPI.