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Immunisation: Kano did not record wild polio case in 64 months – governor

The Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the state, for over 64 months, did not record a single case of wild poliovirus.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Germany commends Nigeria’s effort in polio eradication

The German government has commended Nigeria’s efforts in the eradication of polio, having achieved the milestone of reaching three years without reporting any case of wild poliovirus.
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.
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.
LONDON - The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine.

Fears, anxiety as steps to certify Nigeria polio free begins

Steps to certify Nigeria polio free by the World Health Organization (WHO) has commenced, with the arrival of officials of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for a two-week visit to the country to conduct critical analysis and verify the accuracy of certification documents prepared by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Kogi launches tetanus eradication campaign

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has launched the second round of the 2019 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) and Tetanus Eradication (MNTE) campaign.

450 PHCs provide services in Nasarawa – SPHDA chairman

Dr. Mohammed Adis, Chairman, Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHDA) says the state has 450 functional primary healthcare centres that run 24 hours service to deliver healthcare for the people.

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.

Nigeria launches campaign to protect over 28 million children against measles, meningitis

In an effort to continue boosting the immunity of children against measles and meningitis, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.

Bauchi flags off door-to-door polio campaign

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) has flagged-off a massive door-to-door vaccination campaign against polio virus in the state.

EU: Nigeria still has a long way to on immunisation

Despite investing over €200 million in Nigeria’s health sector, the European Union (EU) has said there is still a long way to go in the country’s immunisation programme.

Nigeria targets 2020 to be declared polio-free

The Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, on Wednesday said Nigeria had begun the process of documentation towards the final stages of being declared a polio-free society, saying that by June 2020, the country could achieve the status.
NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib, addressing journalists in Abuja on the milestone, attributed the success to the collective contributions of stakeholders involved in the fight against the virus, including local and international donor agencies and field workers.

Nigeria celebrate 3 years without Wild Polio Virus

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and local and international partners rolled out the drums in Abuja on Wednesday to celebrate three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.

Malnutrition: 20 children dead, more risk death in Nasarawa

Not less than 20 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in Nasarawa State are reported to have died and more are expected to follow due to the non availability of the food supplements used for management of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in the various general hospitals across the state.
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: 26.7 million kids at risk in Nigeria – agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are currently facing the risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday.

NCDC, WHO respond to yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ebonyi Government are responding to the outbreak of yellow fever in the state, an official says.

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