From Our Stakeholders

From our stakeholders’ round table discussion on vaccine equity and demand for vaccines during the women’s history month. 

One stakeholder, sector or financing stream can not build our systems back better alone. We require citizens' engagement, integration, innovation and partnerships.
Chika Offor
Founder & Chief Executive, Vaccine Network for Disease Control
We have all the vaccine types but we need more to reach the WHO 50% target vaccinated. Responsible, engaged citizens' demand for the vaccine will strengthen our efforts.
Mrs Tosin Bolarinwa
Oyo State Immunization Officer & Focal Point, Ibadan North, Citzen's Hub
The impact of the infodemic is real. Many people will accept COVID19 vaccination but they have a lot of concerns our advocacy and outreach must respond to. Truthful and respectful information and communication are important to reduce COVID19 hesitancy.
Heritage Oni
Social Impact Programmes Officer, Chestrad, Africa & Middle East
Bounce back investments need to reach everyone - including women and young persons where they live, work, learn and play. Bounce back investments should contribute to expanding vaccine coverage as well as protect essential health services and routine vaccination (including HPV vaccines for all)
Taiwo Oguntimehin
Managing Director, Mega Capital Asset & Trust Limited
Citizens have limited access to basic health services. Our publicly funded PHC systems remain challenged by many factors. Delivery of COVID19 vaccines requires secure PHC systems that will protect al essential health and vaccination services. The private sector has a role to play in essential health and vaccines services delivery to the last mile
Dr Ibrahim Bello
Chief Medical Director, Iyiola Hospital, Ife, Osun state & Coordinator, Osun Citizens-led Hub (Ilesha East, oriade, Ife Central, Ife East and Ife South, LGA)
COVID-19 is a challenge for global health systems and provides the evidence that when gender inequities and youth exclusion thrive, sustainable recovery and bounce back initiatives become even more challenging. 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
Country Director, Nigeria, Pathfinder International
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 Lola Dare
President, Chestrad Global