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ComCOVID-19 Programme

The community collectives and citizens action against COVID-19 (COMCOVID) is a programme initiated by CHESTRAD Global to piloted in 3 states (Lagos, Osun and Oyo) to strengthen and reform the primary healthcare system in Nigeria, and the project seeks to enhance community and citizen-led action in accessing COVID-19 testing, vaccination and treatments.


A key outcome of this pandemic challenges with not only in risk perception but also with the adoption of COVID19 protection at personal and community levels, and with vaccine introduction. Myths abound on the cause and source of COVID19 and there is a lack of public trust in interventions, especially in relation to the humanitarian support and social protection interventions in response to the economic impact of COVID19.

These have resulted in vaccine hesitancy and in some cases outright rejection, with concerns that this may further impact immunization programmes. Vaccine hesitancy is complex and context-specific, varying across time and place. It is influenced by factors such as complacency, convenience, and confidence.

In concert, old gaps, challenges, and the current weakness of Nigeria’s PHC systems glaring have been exacerbated by the raging pandemic of SARS-Cov-2

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What our stakeholders are saying

Our collective programs and interventions must not lose sight of the need to re-build a more equal, inclusive, and sustainable health and social system that aims to meet the needs of everyone, everywhere, with special emphasis on those in vulnerable circumstances which are almost always, women, girls, and young persons.

Dr Amina Dorayi
Dr Amina Dorayi
Country Director, Nigeria, Pathfinder Internation

Vaccine equity and justice are for ALL, it should not leave women and young persons behind. coVID19 vaccinations require strong PHC approaches with cross-sector partnerships funded by public budgets and more Financing for build back interventions need to be from blended sources. Women and young persons need to be at the centre of COVID19 Bounce Back interventions Partnerships are required to deliver to the last mile ALL HANDS ON DECK

Dr. Loladare
Dr. Loladare
President, Chestrad Global