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Nigeria, Gates Foundation Agree To $75M In Incentive Financing To Help Fund Routine Immunizations, Primary Health Care Services

Leadership: Routine Immunization: Nigeria To Receive $75m Incentive From Gates Foundation
“The federal government, represented jointly by the ministers of Budget and National Planning, Finance, and Health, [on Tuesday], announced a new innovative financing agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This, the ministers said, was aimed at strengthening both routine immunization (RI) and broader primary health care (PHC) services in the country…” (Ihejirika, 1/30).

The Nation: FG, Gates Foundation agree on new health financing
“…Under the agreement, Nigeria will receive incentive financing of up to US$75 million over five years from the Gates Foundation as the government meets existing commitments to increase domestic funding of its RI program…” (Chiejina, 1/29).

This Day: Immunization: FG, Bill Gates Foundation Sign $75m Financing Agreement
“…Coming at a time when the nation’s revenue generation is constrained, the deal will direct new funds to Nigeria’s broader health sector even as more domestic resources are dedicated to critical childhood vaccines specifically creating a win-win opportunity for essential PHC services to grow in tandem…” (Francis, 1/30).