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Gombe Primary Health Care Development Agency  gears up for 2017 Measles Vaccination Campaign

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Cluster Consultant for World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr.  Raymond Dankoli disclosed that this year’s measles vaccination exercise would target children from 9 – 59 months, stressing that every child is expected to receive treatment irrespective of the child’s immunization status.  Click to read more



EU provides N3.8billion to support immunization in 23 states and FCT

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The European Union (EU) has provided an additional N3.8 billion to support the Nigerian government’s immunization programme in 23 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The EU also challenged states to make adequate allocation in the 2018 budget to cover  the immunization programme. Click to read more


NMA Chairman Urges Lawmakers To Pass Anti-Quackery Bill Into Law

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi State chapter, Dr Austin Ikwudinma, appealed to lawmakers in the State House of Assembly on monday to urgently pass into law the “Medical Anti-Quackery Bill”, in order to curtail the upsurge in maternal/child morbidity in the State .Click to read more





WAVA, in support to NPHCDA sensitizes Southern Governors’ Wives Forum (SGWF) on importance and safety of vaccines

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thanks to efforts of WAVA and NPHCDA at the 6th meeting of the SGWF, wives of Governors present commit to ensuring children get their complete immunisation packages in a communique. Click to read more



NMA rejects 33% immunisation coverage

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has raised the alarm over the declining immunisation coverage in Nigeria, declaring that the recent report showing 33 percent was unacceptable.
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has raised the alarm over the declining immunisation coverage in Nigeria, declaring that the recent report showing 33 percent was unacceptable. Click to read more




Nigeria records the highest number of unvaccinated children against measles

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Though there has been a substantial decline in deaths globally from measles, yet Nigeria tops the chart of children not vaccinated. In a joint press statement sponsored by CDC, GAVI, UNICEF and WHO, it was noted that a lot of work needs to be done to increase coverage. Click to read more


WHO To Immunize 300,000 Against Cholera In Borno

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will immunize 300,000 people against cholera in Borno.

This is contained in the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Humanitarian Situation Report for the Month of September. Click to read more


Ending Polio In Nigeria Once And For All

Friday, October 27, 2017

Polio, a vicious disease that primarily affects children and leaves them severely disabled, reared its ugly head once again in Nigeria last year, two years since it was last detected in the region.

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Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan remain countries with polio worldwide —AGPMN

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Across the countries and continents of the world,  only three countries, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are still suffering with poliomyletis virus (polio).

The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMN),  who disclosed this on Tuesday during a Press briefing on poliomyletis, as parts of its activities to mark the World Polio Day, in Abuja described the development as very unfortunate and unacceptable. Click to read more


Decline in immunization coverage puts 67% of infants at risk of diseases – NMA

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WorldStage News online– The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kaduna State has lamented decline in immunization coverage in the country, saying 67 per cent of children between 12-23 months of age were at the risk of vaccine preventable diseases. Click to read more



Routine Immunization: NMA Applauds WHO, UNICEF, Others On Vaccination Services in Nigeria


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kaduna State branch has applauded the contribution of the federal, state government alongside development partners such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and a host of other stakeholders in the provision of vaccination services across the country. Click to read more



Hope to end polio in 2019 rises

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the Day, there is renewed hope that the transmission of the Wild Polio Virus (WPV) could be halted by the end of this year.

The renewed hope is predicated on the fact that the world has made tremendous progress in the last 14 months to end the virus. The number of cases dropped from 37 in 2016, in five countries, to 12 in 2017 in only two countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Click to read more


Enugu LGC kicks-off routine immunization

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Enugu State Immunisation Officer, Dr Udodirim Madu, has urged parents to avail themselves of the opportunity of immunisation provided by the State Government to safeguard the lives of their children. Click to read more



Monkeypox controversy may impede battle against polio — Rotary

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

THE Rotary International, yesterday, raised the alarm that the recent monkeypox scare in some parts of the country might impede the ongoing polio eradication programme by the organisation.

Chairman of Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Dr Tunji Funsho, who spoke with reporters in Awka described the coincidence of the scare and Rotary’s programme of house-to-house vaccination of children in some parts of the country as worrisome. Click to read more


Polio: Optimism as Nigeria edges towards elimination

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

In September 2015, the World Health organisation removed Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries, however, polio made a return to the country in and efforts have since been on to get the eradication campaign back on track. Click to read more


World Polio Day: Kaduna Celebrates 5 Years Without Polio

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Dr. Hadiza Balarabe on Tuesday said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012.

The official said during a rally to mark World Polio Day in Kaduna that in spite of the feat, the agency has sustained polio immunisation across all communities in the state. Click to read more.


Emir to step-up immunization campaign

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari, has promised to lead the campaign on immunization in partnership with other traditional rulers in Kwara.

Gambari dismissed the rumour against immunisation currently circulating in the country, describing it as not only unfounded and baseless, but barbaric, saying it was poor people that would fall prey to such speculations. Click to read More


Issues in the MTEF 2018-2020

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Federal Executive Council-endorsed Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2018-2020 has now been presented before the National Assembly, awaiting parliamentary approval in accordance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act.  When approved, this framework will form the basis of the policy, revenue and expenditure profile of the 2018 federal budget. Click to read more


The Future of Health and Promise of Primary Health Care In Nigeria, By Muhammad Pate

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I intend to share a perspective on the future of health and the promise of primary health care in Nigeria, while also placing Nigeria’s health situation within the context of important trends that are occurring globally, as well as in our mother continent, Africa.

Click to get Muhammad Pate’s full statement.


Sultan of Sokoto reassures citizens about the safety of vaccines

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dismissed speculations that vaccines for polio and other communicable diseases cause the death of infants.

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Expert explains the dangers of measles infection in children

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Measles is one of the top five leading causes of death and illness in children in the country, according to medical experts. It causes complications such as blindness, bronchitis, decrease in blood platelets, decrease in blood platelets, ear infection, miscarriage or preterm labour and severe diarrhea.

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NGF: Governors Brainstorm Over Emerging Health Challenges at Confab

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Abuja – Members of the National Economic Council (NEC) comprising governors of the 36 states of the federation met at the Presidential Villa on Thursday to brainstorm on new health challenges in the country.

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Kogi Govt. debunks killer vaccine rumour

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

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Monkey Pox: Women worried over lack of vaccine, laboratory

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ABUJA-WOMEN under the auspices of Virtuous Women and Youth Empowerment Initiative, VWYEI, has expressed  worry over  a lack of vaccine and laboratory to contain the spread of Monkeypox virus disease across the country.

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Monkey pox: Army not dispensing vaccines — FG

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ABUJA—THE Federal Government, yesterday, exonerated the military from allegations of vaccination and injection of monkey pox virus on citizens in the South-East and South-South regions of the country.

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WHO is supporting Nigeria’s latest yellow fever immunization initiative

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is supporting Nigerian government’s immunization campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

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NPHCDA commends traditional rulers on efforts towards widespread polio eradication

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has praised traditional rulers for the crucial role they played in the eradication of the polio virus in the country.

The Executive Director of the agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, gave the commendation at the 3rd quarter meeting on routine immunization toward polio eradication, held in Lafia on Wednesday.

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