Political Will and Investment in Immunization Is Critical

Nigeria currently has the highest numbers of unimmunized children globally at over 3 million. In the past year alone, Nigeria has suffered outbreaks and tragic deaths from Meningitis, Measles, Lassa fever, Monkey Pox and Yellow Fever. The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has been playing a critical role in ensuring an increasingly rapid response to these outbreaks, but preventing them in the first place should be the goal, writes Folake Olayinka for the Aspen New Voice Fellowship.

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