Last Mile Delivery: How Borno State is reaching children in conflict zones with routine immunisation services

Children in conflict-affected parts of Borno State are still able to receive immunisation services because of the collaborative efforts of the State government and donor partners. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Dikwa Town lies 90km east of Maiduguri. The LGA has 10 wards, nine of which are inaccessible to humanitarian support.
The percent of children receiving pentavalent vaccine across the six RI MOU states in Nigeria, 2015 and 2018. (Figure courtesy of USAID)
Vaccine Storage in Dikwa, Dikwa LGA, Borno
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Generating demand for RI services in places like Dikwa has not been difficult because caregivers living in the IDP camps are always eager to accept what the government brings. Photo source: Borno SPHCDA
Due to the insurgency, Borno state is being supported in the provision of primary health services and WASH services in Dikwa by development organisations. Photo source: Borno SPHCDA
Routine Immunisation services are important to protect children from preventable illnesses and give them a healthier childhood. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch.

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