Polio

‘3,600 communities lack health facilities in Niger’

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that there are 3,600 communities in Niger State which lack basic health facilities and social amenities.
 
Tagging those communities hard-to-reach, UNICEF has said that although the international donor partner seeks to provide health services to all the communities, it has only been able to reach out to 850 communities in 17 local government areas of the state.
 

Nigeria needs $912m to fight malnutrition – Expert

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nigeria needs $912 million to tackle the scourge of child malnutrition which is presently ravaging the country.
 
Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, disclosed this at a two-day Media Dialogue on “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” held on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2017, in Enugu.
 

Over 98,000 Children Immunised Against Polio

Thursday, April 20, 2017

More than 98,000 children in Birniwa and Kirikasamma Local Government Councils of Jigawa, were immunised against polio disease.
 
The Primary Healthcare Managers (PHM) of the two local governments, Malam Adamu Mohammed and Alhaji Ibrahim Bura, disclosed this in Jigawa.
 
They said the children were administered Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) and antigens against other child killer diseases in the concluded March round of immunisation exercise.
 

Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country.
 

FG Signs Seventy Million Euro EU Support For Health

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union (EU) on 70 million Euro support to Revamp Nigeria’s health sector.
 
 
According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the fund will be used to strengthen the nation’s already weak health system and eradicate polio.
 
The Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria, Michel Arrion emphasised the need to concentrate on reducing the nation’s burden of maternal child mortality.
 

Govt to round off polio outbreak response campaign

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Taraba government on Friday rounded off the polio outbreak response campaign with five successful rounds of immunisation for under-five children.
 
Gov. Darius Ishaku, who inaugurated the final round at Lankaviri near Jalingo, expressed satisfaction that the last four rounds of the exercise recorded 100 per cent success in the 168 council wards of the state.
 
The governor said the campaign was imperative given the nearness of Borno which recorded new cases of wild polio virus recently.
 

Nigeria fights myths, fear in polio vaccine drive

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Two years after Nigerian militant group Boko Haram attacked his hometown of Gwoza – killing men and burning down houses – Ali Bello feared the worst when he received a panicked message from his wife.

 

The rickshaw driver – who works in the nearby town of Mubi in northeast Nigeria – raced home to find that their five-year-old son had been rushed to hospital after falling severely ill.

 

“When they told me the boy had polio, I did not believe it,” Bello told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

 

Polio: Association demands cold stores in Jigawa

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Community Based Association in Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa has urged the State Government to provide cold rooms for storing Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) in the area.
 
 
The Chairman of the group, Wards Development Association (WDA), Malam Sunusi Shehu, made the call when members of the association visited the state Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), Dr Kabir Ibrahim, on Friday in Dutse.
 
 

Finance minister withholds immunization funds

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The lives of over 7.2 million Nigerian Children are on the line as the Minister of Finance withholds the release of N12.8bn approved for routine immunization, five months after the President’s accent to the 2016 budget.

 

This was revealed during a CSO/Media training by Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) with support from the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH).

According to the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), routine immunization protects the lives of Nigerian children from vaccine preventable diseases and death.

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