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Kogi government targets N900,000 children for polio immunisation

The Kogi Government said on Monday that it would immunise 900,000 children in remote communities across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Okowa calls for collaborative effort to end polio in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, weekend called for collaborative effort to eradicate polio in the country, as he expressed happiness that Delta State has not recorded any outbreak of Poliomyelitis in the last seven years.

Immunisation: Governor Akeredolu promises to mobilise the grassroots

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has promised to mobilise people at the grassroots for immunization.

Anambra to vaccinate over 1.16 million children against polio

The Anambra State Government says it will vaccinate 1,165, 024 children in the state against polio during the April 2018 First Round, National Immunization-Plus Days Campaign, commencing on April 21.

Daura local council immunises 82,876 children against polio

The Daura Local Council in Katsina State said on Tuesday that it immunised 82,876 children against polio in the just concluded immunisation plus days, conducted in the area.

Aliko Dangote pledges committed to education, healthcare development

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, has pledged his commitment to the development of education and healthcare sector, as he bagged the Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award.

Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time.

Borno government confirms 3 dead from fresh cholera outbreak

No fewer than three persons died in fresh cholera outbreak in Kukawa Local Government area of Borno, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, has said.

Official: Zamfara now six years polio free

Zamfara State has not recorded any case of wild polio virus for six years running, the state Commissioner for Health, Lawal M-Liman, has said.

WHO recounts successes, challenges at 70

The World Health Organisation says irrespective of current health crisis still bedeviling some nations, it has recorded great success in eradicating diseases and improving life expectancy globally during its 70 years of existence.

UNICEF: Open defecation occurs in 771 LGAs of Nigeria

Indications have emerged that prevalence of water borne diseases may continue to rise as 771 Local Government Areas of Nigeria are still grappling with open defecations even as the 2016/2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey showed that 25 percent of Nigerians defecate openly.

Sultan commends Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote on polio eradication

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has commended the efforts made by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dangote Foundation for successes recorded toward eradication of polio in Nigeria.

Commissioner: Sokoto adopts measures to curtail meningitis

The Sokoto State Government has said it has adopted proactive measures towards curtailing the menace of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state.

Polio immunisation gains acceptability in volatile Borno

Polio immunisation is drawing more interest and acceptability among locals in the volatile Borno State troubled by eight years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Kano approves N344m for polio immunisation

Kano State Government has ‎approved N344 million as counterpart fund for the conduct of 2018 Polio Immunization in the state.

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states

Health minister Isaac Adewole Monday announced that the outbreak of Lassa fever has spread to 15 states, recording 31 deaths. He added that there had been 105 laboratory confirmed cases and three probable cases.

Minister Isaac Adewole blames state govts for Lassa fever spread

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Monday blamed poor preparation and tardiness by state governments for the current spread of Lassa Fever and other public health challenges in Nigeria.

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states – minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the current outbreak of Lassa fever has affected 15 states with 105 laboratory confirmed cases, three probable cases and 31 deaths.

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