New Incentive gets $29m Grants to Reach 1m caregivers and immunize their infants in four Northwest States
An International Non-Governmental Organization, New Incentive, said it has received a grant of $29 million under its project – All Babies Are Equal targeted to reach over one million caregivers and immunize their against childhood killer diseases in four Northwest States of Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and Sokoto.
These childhood killer diseases include tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal disease and measles.
The Stakeholder Relations Director, New Incentive – All Babies Are Equal, NI-ABAE, Nura Muhammad disclosed this during a meeting with stakeholders from the benefiting states held in Kano.
Muhammad said the grant would be disbursed as a conditional cash transfer to support the caregivers to ensure they avail their infants for the Immunization.
These vaccinations are part of the routine schedule for infant immunizations in Nigeria and are provided at no cost to the caregiver through government-supported clinics. Upon confirmation of their infant receiving a vaccine, the caregiver receives ₦500 for the first four routine immunization visits and ₦2,000 for the fifth visit.