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Polio vaccination: Lagos government debunks allegations of sabotage

The Lagos State government, yesterday, said that no Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the state.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Polio: Lagos government to immunise children aged 0-5

In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

My government will not fail Nigerians – President Buhari tells Bill Gates

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday night commended one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe, and specifically for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular.

Rotary International donates $5.7 million for polio eradication

The Rotary International yesterday donated $5.7 million to aid the fight against polio in Nigeria. The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Pernille Ironside.

Governor Akeredolu: Era of data falsification on polio eradication gone for good

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says era of data falsification by health workers in polio eradication and routine immunisation in the State is gone for good.

Lassa fever outbreak: Kwara health workers suspend strike

The Congress of the Coalition of Health Sector Unions (COHESU), Kwara branch, has suspended its indefinite strike due to the outbreak of Lassa fever, Yellow fever and Polio in some parts of the state.

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.

Polio: Stakeholders canvass more action in Borno

International and local health partners have canvassed for more action on mobilization of parents and care givers in Borno State to rid the area of polio.

Kebbi renew plans to tackle polio, killer diseases

The Kebbi state Government has said it was renewing its commitment to eradicating polio and seven other killer – diseases by ensuring that all children in the 21 local government areas of the state are immunized.

Rotary donates borehole to Sokoto community

Rotary Club International has donated a solar powered Borehole to a community, Manna Baba in Sokoto south Local Government area of the state.

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.

Kaduna embarks on house to house polio immunization

Kaduna State has embarked on house to house Polio immunization exercise for children below five years across the State.

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.

NPHCDA: Nigeria to attain polio-free status in 2019

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.

Rotary International solicits states’ support for polio eradication

The Rotary International has called for increased support and commitment from states in its quest towards eradicating of polio, Kassim Gbolahan Afolabi, the Jigawa Polio representative, has stated.
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: How Africa can earn polio-free certification

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Africa stood the chance of being certified polio-free by the end of 2019 or early 2020 if member states could strengthen medical surveillance and ensure that no polio case was recorded.

NMA demands improved enrollment in NHIS

The Nigerian Medical Association has called for improved enrollment in the National Health Insurance Scheme from the current less than five per cent coverage.

World Polio Day: Rotary, stakeholders advocates improved environmental sanitation

As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.

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