Nigeria must sustain immunisation to keep polio at bay, say NPHCDA, WHO
World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) have urged parents to intensify efforts on receiving of polio routine immunisation to avoid resurface of the virus in the country.
President renews Shuaib’s tenure as NPHCDA boss
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for a second and final term of four years. The announcement was contained on October 6, 2020 circular signed by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The renewal…
FG moves to strengthen primary, secondary healthcare systems
The Federal government is working with the state governments to overhaul secondary healthcare institutions in the country in order to ensure better value chain in the health sector.
WHO urges Nigeria, Africa to wipe out vaccine derived polio virus
Following the eradication of the wild polio virus in the country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on Nigeria and Africa to work together to defeat Circulating Vaccine...
FG to deploy polio resources to flatten COVID-19 curve — NPHCDA
The Federal Government wants to deploy same resources used in eradicating poliovirus and Ebola to flatten COVID-19 curve. Meanwhile, Nigeria will on Tuesday,
Safety concerns as Russia approves ‘world’s first’ COVID-19 vaccine
Skepticism, yesterday, greeted the announcement by Russia that it had approved ‘‘world’s first’’ vaccine for COVID-19.
Commissioners strategise to revamp health sector
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the Nigeria Commissioners for Health Forum is strategising to rebuild the country’s health sector.
Containing COVID-19 with functional primary healthcare system, others
*Experts urge local councils, states to complement FG on funding of PHC services to ensure UHC Experts are unanimous that a functional primary health care (PHC) system is critical to containing the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria, as has been demonstrated in some other parts of the world. They said PHC is…