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Nigeria Vaccinates over 45 Million People Against Yellow Fever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2016, deadly outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with spread to China, put the African continent on notice for this disease

New films show the impact of yellow fever outbreaks in Taraba State, and the global efforts to eliminate yellow fever epidemics by 2026. “I lost my second child to yellow fever. It was a very traumatising experience for my family and I,” explains Muhammed Awal, a father of five from…

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Adamawa State strengthens awareness campaign on Monkeypox

WHO supported the state in training 21 community health champions to go from house to house, raising awareness of the disease

As the threat of monkeypox looms globally, public health authorities in Adamawa state have intensified awareness campaigns to control the ongoing outbreak in Nigeria.  The State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has initiated a sensitization campaign through WHO-trained community health educators (champions) to increase…

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Borno state launches awareness campaign to commemorate 2022 World Breastfeeding Week

Breast milk is safe and clean and provides the energy and nutrients an infant need for the first few months of life

In a bid to create awareness, promote and sustain exclusive breastfeeding, especially for infant’s health and survival, Borno state government through the wife of the Executive Governor of Borno state, Dr Falmata Zulum, launched a campaign.  The 2022 theme for World Breastfeeding Week, ‘Step up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support',…

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World Health Organization (WHO) committed to support Nigeria in operationalizing the National Health Insurance Authority Act 2022

This is in line with WHO's goal of ensuring that all individuals and communities receive the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship

The World Health Organization Country Representative (WR), Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has underscored the organization's commitment to supporting Nigeria in fast-tracking the operationalization of the recently enacted Health Insurance Act.  Dr Mulombo made the pledge during a high-level meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha,…

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Nigeria seeks to eliminate severe and often lethal mouth disease

The majority of these cases are found in sub-Saharan Africa in children between the ages of two and six

As Chief Medical Director at the Sokoto Noma Children’s Hospital in the northwest corner of Nigeria, Dr Shafiu Isah dedicates his days to treating children suffering from a neglected disease that few people have even heard of. Noma is a gangrenous disease that attacks facial tissue and bone. Without treatment,…

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Nigeria: States adopt integrated vaccination strategy to reach unimmunized children

In addition to providing children with RI, the team gave out COVID-19 vaccines to those over 18 years old

In line with the Government of Nigeria’s vision of integrating all Primary Health Care (PHC) services under one plan, one team, and one budget to optimize resources and efficiently deliver all services by one team, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is integrating COVID-19 vaccination with the Non-Polio…

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Nigeria: Ondo bolsters vaccination coverage with targeted intervention

Presently, the package of interventions to reduce MOV in Ondo include provision and training on the use of job-aids

In a bid to shore up vaccination coverage and give eligible children second chance to be fully vaccinated, WHO is working with Ondo State to implement targeted interventions with the aim of reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV).  "I was given this coupon after I delivered my baby in a…

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WHO is critical to delivering our health agenda in line with global best practices-Anambra State Governor

He commended WHO’s technical and huge financial support towards strengthening Anambra health system

The Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo says, the World Health Organization (WHO) is critical to delivering our mandate to the Anambra people.  Welcoming the WHO Country Representative (WR) Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo to Government lodge in Awka on 24 June 2022, he said, “No government can make significant…

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Regular blood donation is safe and an important public health service

In Nigeria, there is bloodshortage as people who often need it, cannot access it when required

A 43-year-old humanitarian worker, Mrs Khadijat Shuahib, has devoted herself to being a voluntary blood donor since 2012 and connects patients and families who need blood during emergencies to voluntary blood donors. Mrs Shuahib recounts that she became a voluntary donor after the ordeal of obtaining blood for a scheduled…

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WHO ramps up support for Ondo State Government, following attack on community

On 06 June 2021, Owo community was attacked as gunmen gained entrance into a church and killed more than 20 worshippers

As with other emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) swiftly moved to support the Ondo State Government to provide technical assistance and facilitate the provision of critical medical services to victims of the Owo attack. On 06 June 2021, Owo community was attacked as gunmen gained entrance into a church…