Jakarta, Indonesia – In a move highlighting the growing partnership between Indonesia and Nigeria, the Indonesian government has provided 1.58 million doses of pentavalent vaccine to Nigeria. The vaccines were handed over during a ceremony held at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
The pentavalent vaccine, which protects against five life-threatening diseases in children – diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) – is essential for Nigeria’s immunization programs. The vaccine supply comes as a timely support for Nigeria, which has been grappling with vaccine shortages, as well as combating outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Indonesia’s Minister of Health praised the cooperation between the two nations, stating that the vaccine donation was a testament to the strong relationship and mutual support between Indonesia and Nigeria. The minister highlighted the importance of international collaboration in addressing health challenges, particularly in ensuring access to essential vaccines for children.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Indonesia expressed gratitude for the vaccine donation, emphasizing that the partnership between the two countries would contribute to the improvement of health services in Nigeria. The ambassador also acknowledged Indonesia’s efforts in the field of health, particularly in the production and distribution of vaccines.
The collaboration between Indonesia and Nigeria is expected to further strengthen the ties between the two countries, with both governments committed to continuing their partnership in various sectors, including health, trade, and investment. The vaccine donation is a significant step in this direction, and it is hoped that this initiative will pave the way for more collaborative efforts in the future.
Indonesia, one of the largest vaccine producers in the world, has been actively working to improve access to immunization for children in developing countries. The country has previously provided support to other nations facing vaccine shortages, demonstrating its commitment to global health and international collaboration. The donation of 1.58 million pentavalent vaccine doses to Nigeria is just the latest example of Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.
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