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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.

UNICEF: Pneumonia may kill two million Nigerian children in ten years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Nigeria announces three new laboratories for yellow fever, measles and rubella

The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network. The three new laboratories are the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges new reforms in key sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged new reforms in the nation’s education, healthcare and water sanitation.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Former minister urges Nigeria to improve on immunisation coverage

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

ECOWAS: President Buhari advocates security partnership to check cross-border terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stressed the need for an enduring security partnership among member countries of the ECOWAS to confront and defeat the evil of cross-border terrorism. He spoke at the 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority Heads of State and Government in Abuja.

Scourge of terrorism dominates ECOWAS summit in Abuja

How to deal with the rampaging terrorists in West Africa dominated discussions by leaders at their summit, with hosts President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing the need for an enduring security partnership among member countries.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, Chang Hak Kim, during the courtesy visit of Hyundai Engineering President/CEO to the Senate President at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Senator Lawan: We’ll ensure improvement in primary health care budget implementation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the Senate has mandated its relevant Committee to ensure an improvement in the implementation of the budgetary allocation to the nation's primary healthcare system.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Many Nigerian children not immunised – minister

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said that Nigeria was still struggling with high numbers of unimmunised children, with its maternal and under-five mortality rates worsening.

WHO: Ebola now preventable and treatable

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO.

Nigeria launches campaign to tackle measles, meningitis

The federal government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states.

NPHCDA, WHO launch campaign against measles, meningitis

In its effort to combat the menacing occurrences of measles and meningitis among children, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have kicked off a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
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UNICEF: Nigeria contributes highest number of global pneumonia child deaths

Globally, pneumonia has claimed more lives than 800,000 children under the ages of five in 2018, a new UNICEF analysis has revealed, an indication that in every 39 seconds, a child dies.

18 Children under five die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria

No fewer than 18 children under age five (5) die from pneumonia every hour in Nigeria, says a new analysis.

Ministry, stakeholders collaborate to improve health information system

In its bid to improve data in Nigeria’s health sector and expand access to healthcare, Federal Ministry of Health, commenced a two-day workshop on National Health Management Information System in Abuja on Monday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO raises concern over global negligence on measles vaccination

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over worldwide negligence of vaccination against measles and some other diseases.
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WHO vaccinates 1.2 million against cholera in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has embarked on the biggest oral vaccination against cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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NPHCDA: Nigeria will be polio-free in six months

Nigeria will be polio-free in the next six months, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has declared.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 21.1 million children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 or 21.1 million children a year on average.

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