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NPHCDA flags off public enlightenment on Yellow fever

NPHCDA flags off public enlightenment on Yellow fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it will commence yellow fever preventive mass vaccination campaign towards eliminating the disease by 2026. Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. ...

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Ondo embarks on sensitisation on Lassa fever

Ondo embarks on sensitisation on Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The Ondo State Government has embarked on sensitisation of the populace on measures to contain the spread of Lassa fever in the state. A statement issued on Tuesday in Akure by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, ...

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WHO donates 853 motorcycles for disease surveillance in Nigeria

WHO donates 853 motorcycles for disease surveillance in Nigeria

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with other donor agencies, on Monday, donated 853 motorcycles to the Federal Government to strengthen diseases surveillance across the country. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu, while presenting the ...

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Ebonyi shut schools over spread of Lassa fever

Ebonyi shut schools over spread of Lassa fever

By Haruna Gimba The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. The state Commissioner for Education, John Eke, said ...

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Adamawa approves new health policy

Adamawa approves new health policy

By Asma’u Ahmad The Adamawa State Executive Council has approved the implementation of a new health policy that would give patients the right to be treated unconditionally in hospitals. The state Commissioner for Health, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, made this known ...

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Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nassarawa State Government on Thursday says it had taken measures to check the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Director of Public Health at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Ibrahim Adamu, told newsmen in Lafia, the ...

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WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

By Asma’u Ahmad’ The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appealed to the Federal Capital Administration (FCTA) and the six Area Councils to provide more Cold-chain storage facilities to ensure quality vaccines are given to children for immunisation. The State Coordinator ...

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