We started the Programme for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria (PRRINN) in late 2006 with support from UKaid from DFID (Department for International Development, United Kingdom) to help address the ongoing challenge of eradicating polio and improving coverage of other vaccines in Northern Nigeria.
Realising the importance of an improved immunization system within a strengthened primary health care (PHC) system and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) system, the State Department of the Norwegian Government added significant resources in 2008 to create the PRRINN-MNCH programme.
Where we work: The PRRINN-MNCH programme is operational in four northern Nigerian states (Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara) and has a national office in Kano with a presence in the federal capital, Abuja.
Our team: The in-country team is led by Nigerian nationals, with additional team members from other countries - including Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda. This roots the programme in the northern Nigerian context but allows experience and expertise, largely from other African countries, to contribute to addressing the challenges the programme faces.