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Oversight Advisory Group (OAG) of the Gavi CSOs visits Women Advocates for Vaccine Access

November 17, 2017

On Thursday, 16th November 2017 the OAG of the Gavi CSOs constituency project paid a courtesy visit to the WAVA secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria. The OAG delegation’s goal was to meet and engage with the WAVA coalition to understand it’s structure and operations and to explore potentials for future collaborations.. Click to read details

 

 


Pankshin LGA chairman commends FG on provision of vaccines against vaccine preventable diseases

November 17, 2017

Mrs Naomi Golmwen, the Chairman, Pankshin Local Government of Plateau has commended the Federal Government for the continuous immunization programme being conducted by the council, in conjunction with the State Ministry of Health. She also urged health workers to remain committed to the course of delivering life-saving vaccines. Details can be found here

 


Preventing Measles In Nigerian Children

November 15, 2017

Thirty Nine years after the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) was introduced into Nigeria, a joint statement sponsored by Centres for Disease Control (CDC)/ the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF), recently ranked the country with 3.3 million unvaccinated children. The report claimed that Nigeria has the highest number of children not vaccinated against measles, even though internationally, there is a significant decline in the number of deaths as a result of the disease. Click to read more

 


Bauchi residents lament non-availability of hepatitis vaccines in Bauchi State hospitals

November 15, 2017

Some Bauchi residents eager to protect themselves against hepatitis  disease have lamented their inability to secure hepatitis vaccines for adults.

Some of them who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday, said weeks after being tested to be free of the disease at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH), they could not be vaccinated. Read more here.

 


Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations advocate for increased immunization financing and strengthened health systems

November 14, 2017

The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations has called for more domestic financing for pneumonia vaccines, routine immunization programmes and strengthened health care systems in a statement jointly signed by Vaccine Network. This call was made at the press conference to mark the 2017 World Pneumonia Day in Abuja. Click to read details

 

 

 


Immunization, 1 of the 15 child rights in Nigeria

November 13, 2017

Every parent, guardian or person having the care and custody of a child under the age of two years must ensure that the child is provided with full immunization. For failure to do so, such a parent or guardian is liable (on conviction) for a fine not exceeding five thousand naira or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month. Click to read more

 


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IVAC reports Nigeria’s slow progress on interventions against pneumonia and diarrhoea

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

IVAC’s 2017 pneumonia and diarrhoea report scored Nigeria 30% overall on interventions to prevent or treat both diseases. The report also revealed that Nigeria’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention & Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) score is only one point up from 2016 – and puts it ahead of both Chad and Somalia, with 23% and 19% respectively. Click to read details

 

 

 

 

 

 


FG Flags off National Measles Vaccination Campaign in Kaduna

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

During the National Measles Vaccination campaign flag off which held on Tuesday, 7th November, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire revealed that the Federal government has set aside N3.5 billion for measles vaccination for all under five children across the country. Represented by the Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, he expressed confidence that the target will be met due to the high quality preparation and financial commitments by all levels of government. Details available here

 


Nigeria progresses slowly against diarrhoea and pneumonia

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nigeria failed to meet targets for pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention and treatment, according to a progress report by the International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC). IVAC’s 2017 report scored Nigeria 30% overall on interventions to prevent or treat both diseases, which account for one in four deaths of children aged under five years globally. Read more here

 


Vaccination is our greatest weapon against Under-5 mortality

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A report published by WHO,which shows that Nigeria has the highest burden of unvaccinated children worldwide, this report had shown that Nigeria topped the list of countries with unvaccinated children from measles with 3.3 million children, followed by India – 2.9 million, Pakistan – 2.0 million, Indonesia – 1.2 million, Ethiopia – 0.9 million and Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, with 0.7 million.
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Emir of Kano calls for immunization against vaccine preventable diseases as Kano State government channels funds for towards delivery

Monday, November 6, 2017

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stated that his administration has expended over N1 billion on delivery of primary health care services in the State. This was revealed during the Kano State Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMS) and distribution/launching of Anti-malarial Commodities and other Health Intervention convention held in Government House. At this event, Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II received a merit of excellence award for his efforts towards eradicating polio in Kano and therefore called for more investments and enlightenment on immunization against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases. Read more here

 


Childhood diseases: Bridging the routine immunisation gap in Nigeria

Sunday, November 5, 2017

With the commissioning of a N3.8 billion European Union – Support to Immunization Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) in 23 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nigeria is set to bridge the gap in routine immunisation and reduction of deaths of children of both the rich and the poor under five years. Read more here

 

 


The world Pneumonia Day will be marked on Sunday, 12th November, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Next Sunday (November 12), the world will mark the World Pneumonia Day to remind about the deadly disease that kills a child every 20 seconds globally.   Although pneumonia is also one of the solvable problems in global health, it accounts for one in four under- five deaths. 1.5 million children die from pneumonia and diarrhoea each year. Read more here

 

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