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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).

WHO begins campaign to eliminate yellow fever, vaccinates two million in Borno

World Health Organisation (WHO), says it commenced campaign to eliminate Yellow fever in the country in February and has vaccinated two million people in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno and surrounding communities since then.

WHO gets kudos for fast Ebola action in Congo

The World Health Organization has received widespread praise for its quick response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, although observers warn prevention and information to affected communities remain insufficient.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: I never said ex-Governors Fashola, Rotimi were scavengers

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth, saying she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Raji Fashola, now ministers, as scavengers.

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala denies deriding Ex-Governors Amaechi, Fashola

The former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says it is untrue that she mocked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Babatunde Fashola, his power, works and housing counterpart.

WHO: About 600,000 Bauchi residents to receive oral cholera vaccine by June

About 600,000 people will be given oral cholera vaccine (OCV) in Bauchi State, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

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.

UN to vaccinate 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa

The UN is to vaccinate one billion people in Africa against yellow fever by 2026 in an ambitious campaign to eliminate epidemics of the deadly disease on the continent.

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.

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.

Kebbi records 36 cases of yellow fever

Kebbi State has recorded 36 cases of yellow fever outbreak in 8 local government areas of the state.

1.2 million IDPs receive yellow fever vaccination in Borno

Both Federal and Borno state government with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Educational Fund ( UNICEF ) and other partners on saturday entered the Day 6 of the 10 Day Yellow Fever Vaccination campaign to over 1.2 million IDPs In Borno.

WHO approves new typhoid vaccine with longer-lasting immunity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, which makes it eligible for procurement by United Nations agencies.

GAVI announces $85m funding to fight typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).

l nearly lost my son to typhoid fever – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Chairperson of the Board of Vaccine Alliance, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed how she lost her cousin and nearly lost her son too, to typhoid fever.

Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera after deadly mudslide

Sierra Leone recently launched its first-ever Oral Cholera Vaccination (OVC) campaign targeting half a million people, as thousands risk infection in emergency shelters and informal settlements with limited access to clean water and sanitation.

Corrupt people use NGOs as a front – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chairman of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), says corrupt people use non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as cover to get a clean bill of health on transparency.

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Rivers council poll victory showcases Governor Wike’s performance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says its victory in the just-concluded local government election held in Rivers State manifests the appreciation of the people for the performance of the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.