‘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.
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 may be certified polio-free soon
Nigeria may be certified polio-free in 11months if it sustains the intense immunisation exercise nationwide, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed.
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.
NPHCDA mulls robust framework for primary healthcare delivery
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is planning to come up with a clear strategy and implementation framework for primary healthcare delivery in the country.
Experts decry high number of unimmunised children in Nigeria
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has decried the high number of unimmunized children in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of the NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, who spoke at a one-day high-level strategic dialogue on advocacy and accountability on routine immunization in Nigeria, said there are over four million unimmunised children in the country. The dialogue…
NCDC confirms nine new cases of Lassa fever, two deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed nine new cases of Lassa fever epidemic with two deaths, in one week, including the first confirmed case in Enugu State since beginning of outbreak.
Advancing plans for local vaccines, polio eradication
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is the Executive Director (ED)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Abuja.