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Child’s rights, vaccines and UNICEF

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By Dawn

Lack of immunization is the root cause of preventable diseases in children.

During the World Immunization Week, representatives from Save the Children International in Nigeria urged the Federal and State governments and all stakeholders to keep immunization high on their Sustainable Development agenda as part of efforts to accelerate actions toward reducing and possibly ending death from vaccine-preventable diseases. They noted that while significant progress has been made in reducing childhood mortality over the past two decades, Nigeria still has one of the highest rates of death from vaccine-preventable diseases in the world. They called on the government to increase its Investment in immunization, strengthen routine immunization programs and introduce new and underutilized Vaccines to ensure that all children in Nigeria are protected from preventable diseases.

The investment in immunization in Nigeria is an important Public Health intervention that has the potential to save lives and reduce the burden of disease in the country. Nigeria is a middle-income country with a population of over 200 million people, and the burden of disease is high. Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available. The Nigerian government has been working to improve immunization coverage in the country, and in 2016, the government launched the National Immunization Strategic Plan (NISP) to increase coverage and equity in immunization.

UNICEF has a mandate to promote children’s rights.

Vaccinating children against preventable diseases is essential for their health and wellbeing. These diseases can have a serious impact on quality of life and cause death, so it is important to make sure that children are protected against them. Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect children from disease and are vital to remaining healthy. This is important because it provides them with the best possible protection against disease. Vaccinating zero-dose children also has the added benefit of protecting the wider community, as it reduces the overall risk of disease outbreaks.

Child rights are a controversial and often misunderstood topic. There are many different interpretations of what child rights are and what they should entail. As such, there is no one universally accepted definition of child rights. However, the leading child rights organization in the world, headquartered in the UK, is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF has a mandate to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, and they have offices in over 120 countries around the world. There are a number of different child rights that UNICEF seeks to promote and protect. These include the right to life, the right to Education, the right to be free from violence and abuse, and the right to have a say in decisions.

For every N400 spent on vaccines, N6000 is saved.

Immunization is one of the most important public health interventions. It has the potential to save lives and improve the health of communities. Health workers and community members need to be made aware of the benefits of this life-saving practice. Immunization protects individuals by inducing immunity to specific infectious diseases. When enough people in a community are vaccinated, “herd immunity” can develop. This happens when the spread of a disease is prevented because there are too few people who can catch and spread the disease. Herd immunity is especially important for protecting vulnerable members of the community, such as infants, who are not yet old enough to be vaccinated. The benefits of immunization are not just limited to the individual.

Vaccines work by protecting people from diseases by stimulating their immune system to produce antibodies. These antibodies then help to fight off infection from the disease. Immunization is particularly important for young children, who are more vulnerable to diseases. It is also important for people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or Cancer. Immunization is one of the most cost-effective methods of preventing disease, and it is estimated that for every N400 spent on immunization, N6000 is saved in healthcare costs. Despite its well-established efficacy, there is still some controversy surrounding immunization.

Improve affordability of vaccines for children.

It is essential that we increase coordination, collaboration, and support for immunization programs at all levels in Nigeria. This will help to ensure that these programs are of high quality, timely, free, and accessible to all. In particular, we need to invest more in order to make vaccination coverage more equitable, and to improve affordability of vaccines for children and other vulnerable groups.


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