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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.
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.
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.
As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The federal government is deploying 1,335 basic midwives to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and other areas of critical need across the country.
Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) has said that Nigeria may get extension of transition period.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has cautioned health workers in the country against falsification and manipulation of results or data 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.
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.
Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, the President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has commended the Federal Government for revamping the primary health sector.
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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Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.
Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.
Dr Herbert Wigwe, the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc., says Fintech in a few years, will change the face of financial services as the next big thing in Africa.
United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, says an international investigation is needed to determine who is responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in October.
Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Archbishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, at a one day summit towards peaceful 2019 general elections in Kaduna state has called on all political parties and their candidates to be committed to ensuring a violence free elections.
Malawi would engage traditional healers, drug dispensaries and pharmacies to screen clients for signs of Tuberculosis and increase detection of the disease, health authorities disclosed on Saturday.
NEMA says 31 persons have been rescued, while 15 others were brought out of the rubble dead, at the site of the collapsed seven-storey bulding in Port Harcourt