Girl Child Day: NGO tasks FG on immunisation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), an NGO, has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that girls in hard to reach areas are not left behind and that all girls have access to important vaccines.



The vaccines include Tetanus, Rubella and Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, among others.



Dr Aminu Magashi, Chairman, Board of Trustees, CHR, made the appeal in a statement issued by Asma’u Rufa’i, Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator of the organisation on Wednesday in Abuja.

‘3,600 communities lack health facilities in Niger’

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that there are 3,600 communities in Niger State which lack basic health facilities and social amenities.
Tagging those communities hard-to-reach, UNICEF has said that although the international donor partner seeks to provide health services to all the communities, it has only been able to reach out to 850 communities in 17 local government areas of the state.

Oyo To Vaccinate Women In Seven LGAs

Friday, September 15, 2017

As part of efforts to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus(MNT) in the state, Oyo State Government says it will conduct three-round of Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination(MNTE) campaign in seven affected Local Government Areas.

The State Health Educator, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Mrs Oluwakemi Olawoyin made the disclosure in Ibadan at a sensitization programme aimed at eliminating MNT from Oyo state.



Non-inclusion of Rotavirus Vaccine in NPI fuels 150,000 annual deaths

Sunday, May 28, 2017

At the Nassarawa Primary Health Centre, in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, nine-month-old, pale and thin Baby Habibat, being cuddled by her mother is suffering from malnutrition induced by acute diarrhea, which is caused by rotavirus.
“First she started stooling frequently, then vomiting and gradually started losing weight,” her mother Aisha summarised how her baby got to that point.

China Offers Anti Malaria To Five Million In Africa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

China has recently declared as part of its new health commitments to provide Africa with the popular anti-malaria medication, Artemisinin, for five million people. This was revealed in an interactive session with Chinese health officials in Beijing as they hosted African journalists from the 2017 China Africa Press Centre programme.

CAN, FOMWAN Partner On Child, Family Health

Saturday, March 4, 2017

In its effort to bring healthcare awareness to the grassroots, Federation of Muslim Women's Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has partnered with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), and religious leaders of the Muslim community on issues of child and family health.

Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has rolled out four new strategies to boost polio eradication drive, strengthen routine immunization and ensure revitalization of primary health care centres in the country.

UN Campaign to Save Nigerian Children from Measles, Polio

Thursday, February 2, 2017

At a time when reports showed that many children were malnourished, susceptible to different diseases and have died in their numbers in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram which resulted to spent healthcare services, the United Nations (UN) on January 13, 2017, took up a massive campaign to protect as many as 4.7 million children from measles in the area.

Nigeria, others to increase immunisation coverage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

African Heads of State have pledged to increase investment in immunisation coverage on the continent.
The leaders made the commitment at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, are to increase their country’s political and financial investments in vaccination programmes.
The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, noted that while immunisation coverage has improved over the last 15 years , the progress has stagnated in many countries.

Pneumonia/meningitis: OYSG to vacinnate 1million children

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

By Bayo Akamo


Governor Abiola Ajimobi has hinted that Oyo State Government is set to protect at least one million children below one year from being killed by pneumonia and meningitis.


The governor dropped this hint while speaking at the inauguration of the use of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in the state.