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Ageing policy: UN offers technical support to Nigeria

Ageing policy: UN offers technical support to Nigeria

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations (UN) has pledged to provide technical support to Nigeria in the implementation of the country’s ageing policy. Ms Rosemary Lane, Senior Social Affairs Officer, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), made this ...

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JOHESU: NAFDAC staff joins strike

JOHESU: NAFDAC staff joins strike

By Asma’u Ahmad Health workers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) headquarters in Abuja have joined the ongoing strike by Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), the media men  report. When newsmen who visited the ...

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Vaccination Week: CHR seeks adequate funding for immunization

Vaccination Week: CHR seeks adequate funding for immunization

By Haruna Gimba The Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) has in collaboration with Immunization Partners celebrate the 2018 African Vaccination Week (AVW) with a call for adequate Immunization Finances On Monday April 23rd, 2018, the World Health Organization Regional ...

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Nigeria commits $300m to eliminate malaria

Nigeria commits $300m to eliminate malaria

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government has committed to secure $300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This was contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders ...

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Ondo reiterates commitment to immunisation

Ondo reiterates commitment to immunisation

By Asma’u Ahmad The Ondo State Government has expressed its determination to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rate to the barest across the 18 local government areas of the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Wahab Adegbenro, made the ...

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WHO unveils e-surveillance for disease control

WHO unveils e-surveillance for disease control

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) has began distribution of 774 Android Phones to Disease Surveillance Notification Officers (DSNO) across the country. The Electronic Surveillance initiative was aim at enhancing early reporting of diseases. Dr Lawrence Ohammah, the ...

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