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Yobe State government has commenced the immunisation of 1.1 million children against polio in the 17 local councils of the state. The four-day immunisation exercise is part of the polio outbreak response from the Ministry of Health..
About 7,202 cases of diphtheria and 453 deaths have been recorded in 105 Local Councils across 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).In a joint statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, National Primary Health Care Development Agency....
The Federal Government is to launch the biggest immunisation campaign targeted at kids who missed out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria has 2.2 million unvaccinated children. Consequently, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has established zero dose learning hubs across the federation. Meanwhile, inadequate manpower, drugs and commodities, suboptimal capacity and insufficient funding have hindered…
Federal Government has warned that about 171 local councils in 14 states are at high risk of further spread of diphtheria. It said the affected areas are: all 144 local councils in Kano, Katsina, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Yobe, Kaduna and Bauchi states...
About 2,455 suspected cases of diphtheria and 83 deaths have been reported in 26 states from May 2022 to July 2023. To curb the disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded plans to deliver 1,800 vials of Diphtheria Antitoxin (DAT) to the country.
Abia State has been declared the winner of the 2022 Gold Badge Award by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) under its Primary Healthcare Under One Roof programme, (PHCUOR).
Recent figures indicate that Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate remains a significant public health concern and is one of the highest in the world at 512 deaths per 100,000 live births.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said 189,310 children in the South-West geopolitical zone lacked access to routine immunisation from January to June 2023.
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, at the weekend, urged traditional rulers to promote immunisation and other healthcare services in their various communities to improve healthcare delivery at the grassroots.
Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration that COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has warned that there remains a great risk of infection in Nigeria...
Only 463 representing 1.8 percent out of 25,843 Primary Health Care Facilities in the country have the minimum number of required Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) which is 4 per facility.