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Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: Our girls now have access to the HPV vaccine in Nigeria
Jun 11, 2024, 02:04

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: Our girls now have access to the HPV vaccine in Nigeria

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu shared a post by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on X, adding:

“Indeed Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus! It is a huge relief our girls now have access to the HPV vaccine in Nigeria. We achieved 5M doses in the first rollout; aiming for 7M this round. Kudos to our health team and partners NPHCDA, Muhammad Ali Pate, Dr. Tunji Alausa, WHO Nigeria.”

Quoting Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s post:

“Thank you Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu for highlighting the importance of HPV vaccination to protect girls in Nigeria from cervical cancer.”

Source: Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu/X and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/X

Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu is the First Lady of Kebbi State, a global cancer advocate, a pediatrician, a UICC Board Member, a Founder of the Medicaid Cancer Foundation, and the Chairperson of First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC), a coalition of the spouses of current and former state governors in Nigeria who are working to address gaps in the cancer continuum of care. Her Excellency is a member of the Editorial Board of OncoDaily.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an important figure in global health leadership. Elected as WHO Director-General in 2017, he made history as the first candidate chosen from multiple contenders by the World Health Assembly. Coming from the WHO African Region, Dr. Tedro has broad experience through previously chairing vital global health organizations. He has initiated transformative changes within the WHO, driving forward numerous achievements in public health.