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FG launches vaccination campaign in 3 states

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and partners, is launching a Yellow Fever (YF) reactive vaccination campaign, in three States to help control an expanding YF outbreak in Nigeria identified in Ebonyi.  Dr Clement Peter, Officer in Charge, WHO encouraged all …

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FG makes plan to establish emergency response outfit soon

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support the establishment of an effective medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on time. The Minister made this appeal in Abuja, when …

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Ehanire solicits World Bank assistance for Medical emergency Transportation network

EHANIRE SOLICITS WORLD BANK ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION NETWORKThe Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support  the establishment of an effective  medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on …

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Place high priority on Exclusive Breastfeeding- Stakeholders

Bukola Afeni The wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Aisha El’Rufai is calling on all states in Nigeria   to place high priority on Nutrition so as to improve the cognitive development of children. She made the disclosure at the CS-SUNN media roundtable on Exclusive Breastfeeding in Abuja. Speaking at …

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FG charge mothers to practice Exclusive Breastfeeding

The Federal Government has called for an increase in the proportion of infants exclusively breastfed for six months. The Permanent Secretary, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi stated this at  launch of the National Zero Water Campaign, which aims to highlight the superiority of breastmilk and the need to discourage prelacteal feeding. He also charged …

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World Breastfeeding Week-D8 calls on countries to promote Breastfeeding.

 Bukola Afeni  The Developing-8 countries (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation, has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries, to promote breastfeeding, as the world marks the World Breastfeeding Week. The Special Adviser and Head Health and Social Protection Secretariat, Dr Ado Muhammad said improving breastfeeding practices is important …

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WHO urge African countries to eliminate Hepatitis B and C

            Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization is calling on Member States to invest in public health approach towards elimination of viral hepatitis B and C in Africa. While also charging  them to invest in hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns and integrate hepatitis interventions …

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D-8  Consultation re-energizes member countries’ commitment to health development, Harps on Political will for SDG Achievement

The Development -8 (D-8) Organization for the Economic Development Countries has met on the consultation to re-energize member countries commitment to health development in achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. The D-8, in Abuja at the inaugural consultation  said cooperation among Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, …

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UNFPA advise women to access Family Planning services

                The United Nations Population Fund has harped on the need for women to access safe and reliable Family Planning methods in Nigeria. While at the same time build a society where women are not second class citizen. The UNFPA Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Eugene …

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FG approves new CEO for NHIS and NCDC

                  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof Usman Yusuf, and approved the appointment of Professor Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary. Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact …

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WHO Holds Workshop on Value for Money in Health Sector

                The World Health Organization has charged its staff to be strategic towards the attainment of Universal Health coverage in Nigeria so as to enable the country to attain the Sustainable Development goals. The WHO Country Director, Dr Clement Peter made the disclosure …

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