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First ladies driving advocacy and interventions on elimination of cervical cancer in Nigeria

The World Health Organization hopes to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem by 2030

I learnt about cervical cancer and people dying from the disease while carrying out my duty as a journalist. I never took time to know my status until October 2021, when an expert reiterated that early detection is key to surviving any form of cancer”, says Adenike Tambe, a health…

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WHO provides health care support, donates materials to Adamawa State Government to curb cholera outbreak

The donated items included ORS, Ringer's lactate solution, Water Guard, Aqua Tabs, industrial boots, heavy-duty gloves, latex gloves, canulae, knapsack sprayers, IV sets, Jerricans, posters, face mask, and banners

In its continuous efforts to support health care services in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) donated some health intervention materials to Adamawa State Government, to assist in the fight against cholera outbreak.  The donated items included Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), Ringer's lactate solution (RL), Water Guard, Aqua Tabs, industrial…

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Coronavirus-Nigeria: Accelerating COVID-19 vaccination uptake among People Living with HIV in Nigeria

There is a pressing need to address the inequalities fueling the twin pandemics of HIV and COVID-19 including stronger support for community-led responses

The emergence of the COVID 19 omicron variant, has continued to rage, with attendant consequences. The situation is posing an even greater strain on progress with ending AIDS, disrupting HIV prevention and treatment services, schooling, violence prevention programmes and more. Bold action to stop COVID 19, mitigate its impact on…

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Minister calls for strengthened health systems to weather the storm of new and future pandemics

The Minister urged health sector managers to reflect critically on how to refocus, re-energize and re-programme the future of health

Nigeria’s   Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has urged delegates to the special National Council on Health (NCH) to embrace the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic for strengthening the health system. Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony in Abuja on 02 December, 2021, the Minister said, “The theme…

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Osun State Adopts Integrated Strategies, Targets Over Two Million Residents for COVID-19 Vaccination

50% of its population to be fully vaccinated by January 2022

As the festive season draws near and less than 2.9 % of Nigerians are vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, the Osun State is implementing innovative integrated strategies to increase the percentage of the residents getting vaccinated against the virus.  Osun state, like many others in the country, unveiled a mass…

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WHO strengthens surveillance system, leverage collaboration with traditional leaders on health in Borno state

The campaign targets to reach an estimate of two million people between ages nine months to 59 months

In preparation for the Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) in Borno State, the WHO Country Representative (WR), Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has solicited advocacy train to the Shehu of Borno, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, to canvass support for the success of the exercise.  The high-level meeting held at…

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World Prematurity Day Commemoration-Nigeria sets Additional Standards for Newborn Care

World Prematurity Day is commemorated every November 17 with the aim of raising awareness for the challenges of preterm birth

To commemorate this year’s World Prematurity Day, globally marked on 17th November yearly, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has launched four guidelines and a training manual for newborn health. The documents launched include: The do Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Operational Guidelines, National Guideline for Basic Newborn Care (NGBNC), National…

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Cross River State Empowers Women on Reproductive Health

The training in Uyo, Cross River state was facilitated with technical support from the Federal Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners

As part of the effort to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in Nigeria, the Cross River State Ministry of Health (CRSMOH) recently conducted an orientation for health workers on the need to encourage women adoption of National Self-care/Self-injection plan. The training in Uyo, Cross River state was facilitated with technical…

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Healthy diet and lifestyle modification essential to preventing diabetes

Creating awareness on insurance and improving coverage especially capturing the informal sector is one of the way forward

For diabetes, prevention is the cheaper option. With healthy diet and lifestyle, we can avoid the killer disease” says Dr Felicia Anumah, a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, a Diabetologist and the current Dean Faculty of Clinical Sciences University of Abuja, Gwagwalada. “There’s unfortunately, a high out of pocket expenditure…

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Taraba State flags-off integrated Yellow fever, measles and meningitis vaccination campaign

The campaign targets to reach over 4 million people in the state with the three antigens

 The National Primary Health Care and Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, and partners are working to boost population immunity against measles, meningitis, and yellow fever in 13 high-risk states. Along this line, the Taraba State Government, on 17 November 2021, flagged off…