Okowa threatens uncommitted health workers with sack
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has advised health workers that are not committed to their jobs to resign or get sacked.
Exclusive breastfeeding, Immunisation reduce cases of pneumonia
As the World Pneumonia Day is observed on Tuesday, Nigerians have been urged to practise exclusive breastfeeding and get their infants immunised to reduce the risk of pneumonia deaths.
Group wants strategic intervention to curb malaria
The Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation, and Nutrition (ACOMIN) has asked the federal government on the need for strategic intervention to curb malaria burden in the country. National Coordinator of ACOMIN, Ayo Ipinmoye, who made the call in Abuja advocated increased funding for malaria interventions at all levels of government in order to bridge…
‘How insurgency denies children of immunisation in North-East’
The destruction of health facilities and personnel by Boko Haram insurgents in North-East has denied children of being immunised against cholera and other child-killer diseases. Forty-six per cent of health facilities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are either fully or partially destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents. This was disclosed at the weekend in a World…
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…
Islamic scholar urges northerners to embrace immunisation
An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Abubakar Gumi, has called on Muslims to accept polio vaccination and other routine immunisation for their children’s wellbeing. Speaking at Journalists’ Initiative on Immunisation Against Polio (JAP) Kaduna State chapter event, Gumi assured parents that vaccines for polio and other routine immunisation were safe. Gumi, who is also a…
Nigeria has highest under-immunised children
Nigeria has the highest number of under-immunised children in the world with about 4.5 million kids and is also home to the deepest inequities in immunisation, with three per cent coverage in Sokoto and 80 per cent in Lagos. Chairman, Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio and Routine Immunisation, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, in paper made…
Routine immunisation rate drops
There is a significant drop in the coverage of the main vaccines offered through routine immunisation in Nigeria as recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted by the Government of Nigeria in 2016/17 shows that only one in four children in the country receive all the recommended vaccines.
Nigeria needs $2bn for routine immunisation
Nigeria needs about $2bn for routine immunisation for the next 10 years, just as over 4.3m children in the country are unimmunised despite demonstrable evidence of vaccine availability. Disclosing this at a breakfast meeting with development partners, private sector and CSOs on immunisation in Abuja, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr.…
Administration targets 900,000 children for immunisation
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has qualified to receive $6.8 million to facilitate the ‘Save One Million Lives’ Programme for Result (SOMLP for R) in 2018, the National Programme Manager, Dr. Ibrahim Kana, has said.