Attacks on health workers in Nigeria unacceptable

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GAVI Alliance condemns attacks on health workers in Nigeria

Geneva, 11 February 2013 – The GAVI Alliance joins the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Government of Nigeria in condemning attacks in Nigeria which have killed and injured health workers.

Such attacks are a double tragedy, both for the health workers and their families, and for the vulnerable populations, particularly children, who have been robbed of access to basic life-saving health interventions. These attacks are unacceptable.

The GAVI Alliance, WHO and UNICEF extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the health workers. We remain committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria and the people of Nigeria in their efforts to improve the health and lives of communities across the country.

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