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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.

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.

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.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

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.
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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).
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.

UNICEF to inaugurate global campaign on vaccines safety April 24

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund says it will inaugurate a new global campaign from April 24 to 30.
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, a document issued by one of the banks showed.

IsDB invests $50 million in IFFIm’s private Sukuk placement

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has invested $50 million in private Sukuk issuance by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), the second participation by the lender in a Sukuk issuance by IFFIm.
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.

Immunisation: Federal government, Bill Gates Foundation sign $75 million financing agreement

The federal government on Tuesday gave further impetus to childhood immunisation with the signing of a $75 million financing agreement between it and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Yellow fever: Federal government to vaccinate 26.2 million people

The federal government, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF, has kicked off the second phase of yellow fever campaign in the country as it targets 26.2 million people.

Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare

Zimbabwe, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, is launching an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign to protect 1.4 million people at high risk of cholera in its capital, Harare.

WHO reaffirms commitment to support Nigeria’s fight against Yellow fever

The World Health Organisation has reaffirmed its commitment to combat Yellow fever in Nigeria with the support of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.
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WHO to donate 31 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has pledged to donate 12 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines in 2018 and 19 million in 2019 to support Nigeria’s campaign against the disease.

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