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Philippines declares national dengue epidemic with 622 deaths recorded in 2019

The Philippines’ health ministry declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday after reporting a spike in the number of cases of the illness, which has left more than 600 people dead since the start of the year.

WHO, UNICEF, others hail Governor Ugwuanyi on polio immunisation

International Health Development Partners in Enugu State have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the untiring efforts of his administration towards repositioning the health sector in the state, especially the primary health care programme as well as the routine immunization coverage.
Bill Gates

Polio: Gates Foundation lauds Borno government over immunization campaign

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has commended the Borno State Government over its commitments to eradicating polio disease in spite of challenges by the Boko Haram insurgency.
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.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Disease outbreak: UNICEF to inaugurate global campaign on vaccines safety

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24 to 30.

Federal government declares state of emergency on public health

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has declared a state of emergency on public health concern on maternal newborn and child death occurring at the primary health centres.
The Executive Director, Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Usman Ndanusa, has confirmed that cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed eight lives in Borgu Local Government Area of the state.

Meningitis claims 8 in Niger

The Executive Director, Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Usman Ndanusa, has confirmed that cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed eight lives in Borgu Local Government Area of the state.
Kayode Fayemi

50,000 residents to benefit from Ekiti free medicare

No fewer than 50,000 persons would be captured in the first phase of the free health mission initiated by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Nomadic group joins polio campaign in Kano

An amalgamation of nomadic groups in Kano State have formed a platform, Nomadic Jauros for Health, to fight against polio in the State and protect its borders from recurrence of polio epidemic.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army: We’ve resolved our problems with UNICEF

Days after it accused the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) of aiding terrorism in the North-east, the Nigerian Army says it has resolved its differences with the UN agency.

UNICEF tasks Nigeria, others on child survival, development

As the world mark International World Children’s Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights.

Kano records 52 months polio free

Kano State has recorded 52 months without a fresh case of polio virus across the state, the State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said.

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.

Official: Jigawa polio-free for six years

Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHDA) says that state has not recorded any new Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in the last six years.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Federal government plans slimmer budget for 2019 to reduce deficit

Yielding to increasing domestic and global realities, the federal government is targeting a tighter fiscal plan, with a projected budget of N8.65 trillion in 2019.

Miyetti Allah supports immunisation against child killer diseases

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, has pledged to support immunization of child killer diseases in Makoda local government area of Kano state.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: Kwara has lowest under-five mortality rate

Kwara State has ranked as the state with the lowest newborns and under-five mortality rate in the country, according to a study by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

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.

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