Okonjo-Iweala makes case for immunisation coverage
Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.
UPS Foundation supports Ghana's launch of Vaccine drone network
Ghana would soon inaugurate drones that would make on-demand, emergency deliveries of 148 high priority products, including emergency and routine...
GAVI STEP training seeks to strengthen supply chain leaders
Experts have said to improve immunisation coverage and subsequently reduce infant and child mortality in Nigeria, a strong supply chain (SC) system is essential.
Awele Elumelu joins global health leaders for vaccine coverage
GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice, Dr. Awele Elumelu, has joined other global health leaders at a photo exhibition organised by GAVI...
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. Before his appointment in 2016 and resumption of duties at NPHCDA in January 2017, by President Muhammadu Buhari, he was a Senior Programme Officer (Africa) for…
Polio, Lassa and Yellow fever: Where is the political will?
Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever.
CSOs, lawmakers worried about budget provisions in health sector
The assessed poor provisions in 2017 budget and usual implementation challenges in the health sector have drawn the ire of civil society group and the House of Representatives Committee on Health.
2017 health budget promises more child deaths
Unless the proposed 2017 health budget is amended, millions of Nigerian children will end up dead this year from severe malnutrition and vaccine preventable diseases, experts have proclaimed.