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The Ebola vaccination campaign in Congo is neither insufficient nor does it suffer from shipping delays, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
The federal government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states.
The Federal Government in close collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Noma Policy Document and National Triennial Action Plan Monday in Abuja to scale up awareness of the Noma disease, its prevention and care.
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.
Mothers in Ekiti State have been admonished to make their wards available for the new measles vaccine to be administered to children between nine and 15 months.
The Zone 2 Command, Federal Road Safety Corps in charge of Ogun and Lagos states, is restrategising in road safety campaigns to reduce fatality at the grassroots.
The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS), Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya, said on Sunday that over 260,000 units of blood are required yearly to meet the blood transfusion demand in the state.
The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in Hyderabad, India, has opened with a call to end the emergency of the global tuberculosis epidemic, now responsible for killing some 1.5 million people each year.
Health experts from Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Union (AU) on Monday started a meeting to assess the progress on Ebola response.
Ekiti State Government has called for a collaborative efforts among all stakeholders in order to achieve the year 2022 target of open defecation free state.
As Ekiti State government has been rated as the second highest in the country in terms of open defecation, the government has restated its commitment to eradicate open defecation before 2022, by taking the campaign to learning institutions and public places.
To reduce the burden of treating cancer, a terminal disease claiming over 40, 000 Nigerians yearly, the federal government is planning to roll out a cancer treatment fund, health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
The Chief Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Dr Shehu Sale, has advised Nigerians to consider rising suicide cases as a global concern caused by lifestyle challenges rather than restricting it to mental health disorders.
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Abdur-Rasheed Awesu, has called for mental health education as a tool to curb the rising tides of suicide in Nigeria.
People living with Albinism have appealed to Federal Government for full implementation of National Eye Policy to improve access to eye health services in the country.
Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, admits he is unsure whether Super Eagles midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho’s future lies with Manchester City or the Foxes, after reports about his contract came up for discussion in a press briefing where the Irishman gave an update on the club’s transfer direction.
The Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ebute Meta, yesterday remanded a former policeman, Joseph Oriyomi, in Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged murder of a housewife.
The Police have arrested a 19-year-old housewife, Rabi Shamsudden, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Shamsudden Salisu, to death at Danjanku Tasha, Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has disclosed that desertification has led to loss of resources in many areas in northern Nigeria.
Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has warned against bringing ethnic and religious sentiments into Western Nigeria Security Initiative codenamed, Amotekun, saying doing so would be dangerous and counterproductive.
Ex-militant leaders urge President Buhari, National Assembly to review anomalies in PAP reintegration
Former Niger Delta militant leaders under phase three of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly to revisit the reintegration exercise and include their boys (fighters) that were wrongly excluded.
The Oyo State Government, said on Sunday, that it would not allow any group of persons to throw the state into crisis as a result of the ongoing debate on the management of local governments in the state.
The Denmark midfielder’s future has been uncertain since the end of last season, when he said he was ready to seek a fresh challenge away from the Premier League.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has called on religious bodies to utilize the pulpit to engage Nigerians on moral living and attitudes that will rebuild the nation and the youths.