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Federal government targets vaccinate of 4.3 million children

The Federal Government on Monday declared that over 4.3 million children who have missed previous vaccination exercises in the country would be reached, with the help of the traditional leaders.

Faisal Shuaib: Nigeria set to attain polio-free status

The Executive Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said Nigeria has recorded an unprecedented progress of 10 per cent increase in routine immunization over two years.

NPHCDA: Nigeria to attain polio-free status in 2019

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves.

World Polio Day: Rotary, stakeholders advocates improved environmental sanitation

As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.

Federal government, global partners fine-tune strategies on immunisation, PHCs

The federal government and some international donor agencies have begun the process of fine-tuning a two year policy document that would herald significant improvement in immunization coverage and also strengthen Primary Health Care services (PHCs) in Nigeria.

Minister: Primary healthcare gulps 64% funding in health sector

The federal government yesterday said it had changed the structure of healthcare funding in the country, with primary healthcare gulping about 64 per cent of the funds in the health sector.

Federal government, GAVI commit $2.7 billion to strengthen immunisation, primary health

The federal government and Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) have committed $2.7 billion to strengthen routine immunisation programmes and boost Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Nigeria over 10 years (2018-2028).

Senator Saraki: Why primary healthcare system must be reviewed

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that for Nigeria to provide Universal Healthcare for all its citizens, its current disjointed healthcare set-up must be urgently reviewed.

NPHCDA: Nigeria needs $2 billion for routine immunisation

Nigeria needs about $2bn for routine immunisation for the next 10 years, just as over 4.3m children in the country are unimmunised despite demonstrable evidence of vaccine availability.

NPHCDA to roll out optimised immunisation sessions

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it will roll out the optimised routine immunisation sessions in 18 states that has poor routine immunisation indices in the country.

NPHCDA: Nigeria needs N824 billion to buy vaccines over next 10 years

Nigeria needs about $2.7 billion (N824 billion) to buy vaccines over the next 10 years to enable it achieve its target of 84 per cent immunisation coverage by 2028, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said.

Official: Federal government deploys 1,335 basic midwives to PHCs across Nigeria

The federal government is deploying 1,335 basic midwives to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and other areas of critical need across the country.

GAVI: Transition period may be extended for Nigeria

Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) has said that Nigeria may get extension of transition period.

NPHCDA cautions health workers against falsification of immunisation data

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has cautioned health workers in the country against falsification and manipulation of results or data of immunisation.

GAVI: Nigeria loses 800,000 children due to lack of immunisation

The Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) on Thursday said no fewer than 800,000 unvaccinated children died in Nigeria in the last five years.

VP Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system

President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of healthcare delivery and funding in Nigeria, including exploring alternative sources, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Abuja chamber commends federal govt over primary healthcare

Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, the President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has commended the Federal Government for revamping the primary health sector.

NPHCDA offers free medical outreach to 50,000 people in Bauchi

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has commenced free medical outreach to 50,000 people in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

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