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Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

By Haruna Gimba African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders were told on Friday at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. Senior health, ...

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‘No confirmed case of Lassa fever in FCT’

‘No confirmed case of Lassa fever in FCT’

By Asmau Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has not yet recorded any case of Lassa fever in the territory. The FCT’s Director of Public Health, Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu, made this known in an interview with newsmen ...

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Zamfara sets up committee to assess health facilities

Zamfara sets up committee to assess health facilities

By Asma’u Ahmad The Zamfara State Ministry of Health, has set up a 10-man committee to assess the state of health facilities in the state. The State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Lawal Liman, disclosed this in Gusau on Thursday, while speaking ...

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Rotary partners FG to boost reproductive health

Rotary partners FG to boost reproductive health

By Asma’u Ahmad The Rotary International District 9125 says it is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health to accelerate implementation of maternal and peri-natal death surveillance in eight pilot states to reverse maternal and neonatal indices in Nigeria. National ...

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UNICEF sensitises stakeholders on measles vaccination

UNICEF sensitises stakeholders on measles vaccination

By Asma’u Ahmad  The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday urged parents to always bring out their children for immunisation against measles and other killer diseases. A UNICEF Consultant in Plateau, Mrs Jacdonmi Gbubemi, gave the advice in Jos, at ...

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UN agency seeks partnership on Women development

UN agency seeks partnership on Women development

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has called for partnership among government, private sector and civil society organisations to positively transform the lives of women and girls in Nigeria ...

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FG challenges Codeine Control Group on surveillance

FG challenges Codeine Control Group on surveillance

By Asma’u Ahmad The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has challenged Codeine Control and Other Related Matters Working Group (CCRWG) on proper monitoring of drug dispensing outlets in communities to check abuse of the substance. Adewole, who gave the ...

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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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