Children Health

Kano Targets 3.6m Children for Immunisation

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has stated that over 3.6 million children would be immunised against polio virus in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) January campaign.
According to him, the MNCHW would be conducted alongside the Outbreak Response exercise (OBR1), adding that immunisation personnel would go house to house to vaccinate children below five years against poliovirus.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

Sunday, September 16, 2018

When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do – she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of taking care of the new mother and child.
This duty includes passing knowledge to the new mother on how to bathe the child and take care of its umbilical cord.
According to Mama, the umbilical cord needs to heal properly, to avoid stomach pain for the child.