‘Measles killed 52,600, infected 1.8 million Africans in 2018’
No fewer than 52,600 Africans lost their lives with 1,759,000 others infected by measles in 2018.According to new estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention..
Nigeria begins documentation for ARCC’s WPV-free certification
The Federal Government yesterday marked three years without a Wild Polio Virus (WPV) case in the country and expressed confidence that by March 2020 Nigeria would be certified as polio free.
Polio: 50,000 North East children yet to benefit from polio vaccine – NPHCDA
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says no fewer than 50,000 children are yet to be reached with wild polio vaccine in some parts of North-East due to security challenges.
‘Why Nigeria loses 2,300 children, 145 women daily’
More reasons have emerged why Nigeria loses 2,300 under-five children and 145 women of child-bearing age daily.A report on maternal and child health released yesterday in Abuja by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency ...
Agency lauds Ugwuanyi’s strides in primary healthcare delivery
The Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has commended Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s reforms in the health sector, which have ensured effective service delivery in the state’s primary healthcare.
Buhari to launch free health scheme for women, children
President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks.
Concerns on regular earth tremors, vaccine safety persist
Experts have reassured Nigerians over regular earth tremors in Abuja as well as the rising cases of vaccine rejection in the United States (U.S.) and some parts of Europe.
Nigeria to attain polio-free status in next 11 months – NPHCDA
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno, and some parts of the North-East improves.
Nigeria has not recorded any wild polio case for 25 months, says NPHCDA
For the first time, Nigeria has not recorded any case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) Type 1 in more than 25 months. The last case of WPV1 was from Borno State with onset of paralysis on August 21, 2016.