Vaccination

Non-inclusion of Rotavirus Vaccine in NPI fuels 150,000 annual deaths

Sunday, May 28, 2017

At the Nassarawa Primary Health Centre, in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, nine-month-old, pale and thin Baby Habibat, being cuddled by her mother is suffering from malnutrition induced by acute diarrhea, which is caused by rotavirus.
 
“First she started stooling frequently, then vomiting and gradually started losing weight,” her mother Aisha summarised how her baby got to that point.
 

China Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.
 

Aisha Buhari lays foundation of 50-bed Maternity Centre in Daura

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday laid the foundation of a 50-bed Maternity and Child Care Centre in Daura, Katsina State, to promote child and maternal health in the area.
 
Mrs Buhari said the project was fully funded by the Aisha Buhari Foundation under the Future Assured programme.
 
She said the aim of the project was to reduce maternal and child mortality, adding, “ we would ensure that we establish a well-equipped, functional maternity centre in each of the six geo-political zones in the country.”
 

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.
 

CAN, FOMWAN Partner On Child, Family Health

Saturday, March 4, 2017

In its effort to bring healthcare awareness to the grassroots, Federation of Muslim Women's Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has partnered with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and religious leaders of the Muslim community on issues of child and family health.
 

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.
 

Ebonyi targets 557, 000 children, 139, 000 pregnant women, others in immunization exercise

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ebonyi State government yesterday said it was targeting a total of 557,000 children, 139,000 pregnant women and 613, 000  women of child bearing age for the state’s immunization exercise.
 
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike stated this at Ugbodo, the headquarters of Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi State during the flag-off  of second round of maternal/ newborn child health week in the state.
 

Nigeria, others to increase immunisation coverage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

African Heads of State have pledged to increase investment in immunisation coverage on the continent.
 
The leaders made the commitment at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are to increase their country’s political and financial investments in vaccination programmes .
 
The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, noted that while immunisation coverage has improved over the last 15 years , the progress has stagnated in many countries.
 

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.