Tag "Polio"

Nigeria may attain polio-free status in next twelve months

If its current efforts are sustained  No case recorded in 25 months ABUJA – Executive Secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, on Monday, October 29,

Rotary budgets $96.5m to end polio

Rotary on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of

Lagos commences immunization of children against Polio

Targets over 4.8 million eligible children The second round of 2018 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), polio vaccination campaign for children aged zero to 59 months will hold in Lagos

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Experts worry over Nigeria’s low routine immunization coverage

as  review committee meets in Abuja ABUJA – Though Nigeria has remained polio-free for over a year, there is yet a challenge of poor immunization coverage in some parts of

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World leaders, others raise fresh US$1.2bn for polio eradication

… Fund targets US$450m children yearly Global leaders, including foremost non state actors, have raised fresh US$ 1.2 billion to rev the onslaught against poliomyelitis in the three remaining nations

Polio: Africa begins synchronised vaccination campaign

Immunisation activities were stepped up  in many states in Nigeria  over the weekend as the country joined twelve other African nations to immunise over 116 million targeted children to tackle

5m children for “emergency” vaccination in Borno, others

Nearly five million children are currently being immunized in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states against killer diseases by a team of World Health Organization, WHO, Federal Government and other stakeholders

WHO confirms 3rd Polio case in Nigeria

The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club said Monday: a crippled toddler found in an area newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic

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Wild polio virus resurfaces in Nigeria!

● cripples two children in Borno ● WHO expresses sorrow but confident that Nigeria will eradicate virus Prof. AdewoleHealth Minister The Minister of Health,  Prof.Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak

Nigeria celebrates two years without polio

It is exactly two years that Nigeria recorded its last case of poliomyelitis (a.k.a Polio) and has remained free of the crippling disease ever since. A statement from the National

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Polio: Nigeria gets WHO delisting certificate

The World Health Organization (WHO) today presented Nigeria a certificate formally delisting it from the Polio-endemic countres. The delisting certificate was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House

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Nigeria’s healthcare at 55: Still not good picture of health

Today, availability and accessibility to quality health care services in Nigeria remain poor and below global standards. Virtually all health indices have worsened over the last decade. Apart from an

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Buhari hails delisting of Nigeria from polio-endemic countries

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hailed WHO’s delisting of Nigeria from the polio-endemic countries, calling for continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status. Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina,

WHO removes Nigeria from polio – endemic countries

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries, a major feat in the global polio eradication efforts. The announcement was made today by the World Health Organisation

Nigeria immunises 37 million children

No fewer than 37 million under-five children have been immunized so far in 13 states of the northern part of Nigeria during this month’s round of Sub – National Immunization