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WHO supports Cross River State in administering polio vaccines to Cameroonian refugees

22 August 2019 Cross River - Following the 2016 crisis in the South West and North West Anglophone regions of Cameroon, a large number of asylum seekers fled into neighboring villages in Cross River State Nigeria for safety. The asylum seekers mainly came from Akwaya, Otu, Eyumojock, Nsan, Dadi and Bodam villages. The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the state to reach more refugees against Polio.

Three years without a case of wild polio virus, Government of Nigeria warns against complacency

21 August 2019 Abuja - Today marks a major milestone in the history of Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Programme as the country reaches 3 years without reporting a case of wild poliovirus. In a Press Conference to brief the media, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, whilst acknowledging that Nigeria passing the three-year benchmark without a single wild polio virus case is a step forward to certifying the entire African region wild poliovirus-free, cautioned that the achievement is very fragile “one which we must delicately manage with cautious euphoria”

Nigeria introduces Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine into Routine EPI Schedule

Nigeria introduces Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine into Routine EPI Schedule

12 August 2018, Abuja - Nigeria has introduced the Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine into the routine Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) schedule.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at the Area 2 Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) on 09 August, 2019, the Executive Director (ED) of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib said, “Men A remains a major global challenge.” According to the ED,”25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall within the meningitis belt; putting 26.7 Nigerians at risk of meningitis”


Nigeria intensifies cross border immunization, with special focus on nomadic populations

66顺彩票app8 July 2019 Kano -- In renewed efforts to vaccinate children traversing in and out of Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the government in an initiative to improve supplemental and routine immunization activities in the North Western region, which has a significant nomadic population.


Nigeria: Producing well-trained, skilled and qualified health workers to achieve UHC

A project in Nigeria is transforming the health workforce in Cross River and Bauchi States. Many health training schools have regained accreditation and are now training and producing highly qualified and skilled health workers


States in Nigeria’s South West zone conclude second round of outbreak response

26 June 2019 Lagoes -- All six States in the South West Zone have completed the ‘2nd Outbreak Response’ (OBR2) to the circulating Vaccine.

Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) with varying degrees of success. The exercise, implemented on 15 – 24 June, was in response to confirmed reports by the Lagos State Government of environmental strains of Polio Virus in Makoko, Itire and Maracana canals, as well as in Imeko Afon LGA of Ogun State.

Noma-Nigerian government and partners mobilize to fight the disfiguring disease

66顺彩票app25 June 2019 Abuja -- “My daughter Aisha Ahmed, who is 5 years old had to undergo several surgeries at the Noma Children Hospital Sokoto to correct the defect on her face last year, says her mother, Hanatu Ahmed mentioned a resident of Sokoto, in North west geo-political zone of Nigeria


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