Delegaţia Uniunii Europene în Republica Moldova

EU Support to Immunization Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN)

03/01/2019 - 19:58
Public Health and Social Protection

The objective of the project EU-SIGN is to contribute to reduction of childhood morbidity and mortality in Nigeria due to vaccine preventable diseases.


Expected results: 

  • Improved State and LGA management systems and stewardship of Primary Health Care geared towards routine immunisation including policies and practices/guidelines for PHC;
  • Improved delivery of Routine Immunization (RI) services via the PHC system including infrastructure for RI, transport, and immunisation equipment;
  • Improved information and knowledge generation for RI including operational research to drive policies, planning and RI programme implementation;
  • Reduction of the spread of polio infections aimed at the eradication of polio in Nigeria.


Main activities:

  • Implementation of work plans - Start-up programme estimate (SUPE), OPE 1 and OPE 2;
  • TA support to works and supply procurement including revision of tender dossiers; facilitating issuance of provisional and final acceptances.
  • Implementation of project expected results including strengthened PHC governance and infrastructure in target states. 


Next steps: 

  • Follow up with works and supply contractors to fulfil contractual obligations in a timely manner;
  • Visibility events to show case successfully procured supplies and works planned for Q3;
  • Draft report for ROM mission sent 4 July for comments by EUD and key stakeholders;
  • Uncommitted/unused funds under the Decision/contracts to be eventually decommited;
  • Continuing policy dialogue and advocacy with government to increase spending for Immunisation. 



Source of funds: 10th EDF (CRIS ref: 2010/022-101)  

Total budget (EUR): 144.1M

Implementing period: 7 years (2011 – 2018)

Implementing agencies:  WHO (Polio Eradication) & Conseil Santé TA (Routine Immunization)

Geographical region:      

  1. Polio, component two: Nationwide;
  2. RI, component one: 23 States and FCT (Abia, Cross River, Gombe, Kebbi, Osun, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Edo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, Kano and the F.C.T.)
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