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Sokoto to immunize 1.8m children against polio

Sokoto to immunize 1.8m children against polio

By Haruna Gimba The Sokoto State Government said it is targeting no fewer than 1.8 million children under five years in the ongoing four-day polio immunisation exercise. The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, disclosed this in Sokoto in an interview with the ...

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UNICEF to vaccinate 41m children in Nigeria

UNICEF to vaccinate 41m children in Nigeria

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) siad it has set out major health campaign in the Lake Chad Basin Region to vaccinate no fewer than 41 million children against polio. The UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, ...

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Enugu to procure polio vaccines

Enugu to procure polio vaccines

By Asma’u Ahmad The Enugu State Government has ordered for procurement of wide range of vaccines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Federal Ministry of Health. The Director of Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Okechukwu Ossai, made the ...

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FG releases N9.8bn for polio eradication – NPHCDA

FG releases N9.8bn for polio eradication – NPHCDA

By Asma’u Ahmad Acting Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Emmanuel Odu, said that the Federal Government has released N9.8 billion for polio eradication and immunisation programme. Dr. Odu made this known in Abuja during ...

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Immunization: Kano proposes N480m in 2017 budget

Immunization: Kano proposes N480m in 2017 budget

By Ndidi Chukwu To improve efficiency in Routine Immunization programs implementation in Kano State, heads of health agencies in the state have recommended that N480m should be captured in the 2017 budget for immunization. According to participants at the just ...

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Bauchi seeks parents support in fight against polio

Bauchi seeks parents support in fight against polio

By Adi Angyu The Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Pharmacist Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa saidfor polio to be completely eradicated from Nigeria, parents have to join hands with government at all levels by presenting their children ...

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Yobe establishes immunisation centres on highways

Yobe establishes immunisation centres on highways

By Asma’u Ahmad The Yobe State Government has established special immunisation centres on inlets of the four federal highways leading to Damaturu, the state capital, to immunise children on transit. The state Deputy Governor and Chairman State Committee on Polio ...

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Rotary announces $35m to support a Polio-free World

Rotary announces $35m to support a Polio-free World

By Haruna Gimba The Rotary International has today committed an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to $105 million in 2016. The announcement follows recent reports of ...

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Polio: Jigawa to immunize 62, 728 children

Polio: Jigawa to immunize 62, 728 children

By Haruna Gimba ‎ No fewer than 62,728 children had been targeted for immunization against the polio virus during the ongoing polio immunization exercise in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state. The Information Officer of the Council, Malam Abdullahi ...

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