Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, recently visited the largest slum in Africa called Kibera.
During her visit, she said she was humbled by the resilience of people living in the settlement.
According to her, most of the people who stay in the slum were those who migrated from rural areas in search of jobs and a better life.
Okonjo-Iweala also appreciated health workers whose commitment has been providing basic health services to the people of the informal settlement.
Nigeria’s former minister also said that for health service like immunization to be maximally effected for the poor, there has to be a proper use of data to tackle the issue of vaccine accessibility.
“A crucial step in meeting the immunisation needs of the urban poor is to use data to uncover obstacles to vaccine access.
“This will help to map the reality on the ground and clearly identify inequities. Knowing where our efforts are best spent brings us closer to ensuring that everyone – no matter where they live – is healthy and thriving,” she said.