Nigeria: Health Project Funded by World Bank, African Development Bank Takes Off
BBC Worldwide Monitoring;
Nigeria's health system development project has begun phase 2 with 22 billion naira, and national program coordinator Dr. Muhammed Recky says that the project is funded by the African Development Bank and the World Bank. Minister of Health Prof. Alphonsus Nwosu announced recently that free doses of typhoid vaccine will be administered by the end of the month. "In the next few months, two million doses of anti-typhoid vaccines are expected in the country and by the end of March, more vaccination could have commenced in the 36 states," he said, adding that all Nigerians under the age of five and all secondary schools will also get insecticide-treated nets by the end of the year to protect against malaria. According to Nwosu, the Chinese government has donated cotexin worth 50 million naira for malaria. The states have access to 700 million naira for drugs and primary health services.