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.
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.
Saraki seeks review of Nigeria’s primary healthcare system
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has stated that for Nigeria to provide Universal Healthcare for all its citizens, its current disjointed healthcare set-up must be reviewed.
NPHCDA fetes staff with national award, donates drugs, equipment to Ondo facility
To further entrench commitment to service and strengthen the fight against corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged public servants to imbibe the spirit of transparency and accountability it work.