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WHO supports five countries to fight Lassa Fever outbreaks

Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization has scaled up its efforts to support five countries in West African Africa reporting Lassa Fever outbreak. The Regional Emergencies Director at WHO Regional Office for Africa, Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, said the body is working with the health authorities in the five-affected countries …

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WHO redoubles effort in the treatment of NTDs

The World Health Organisation has provided over 60 million tablets of Praziquantel for 583 LGAs mapped out to have a high prevalence of schistosomiasis disease in 2017. The WHO country representative,Dr. Wondi Alemu   said since the beginning of the year, the health body  has been complementing other partners by supporting …

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E-Surveillance strengthens health system in Nigeria- WHO

As part of measures geared towards supporting government to strengthen surveillance system at both health facility level and community level, WHO have sensitized over 20,930 community members on identification and notification of priority diseases in 2018. This measures are being put in place such that   no cases of vaccine preventable …

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WHO set to strengthen immunization plan

      Bukola Afeni The director general of World health organisation ,Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the body have released business case to map out strategies to better support countries to strengthen the national immunization plans. According to the director general ,immunization is an important building block of strong …

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FG commits N198B in fighting malaria in 10 years

Bukola Afeni The federal government has committed the sum of N198bn in fighting malaria in the past ten years . The minister of Health,Professor Isaac Adewole ,made the disclosure at the commemoration of the World malaria day in Abuja . The minister said that malaria still remains a major Public …

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Ogun state targets 100% RI for measles vaccination exercise

        Bukola Afeni The acting executive secretary of the Ogun state primary health care development agency ,Dr Ogunshola said the state will target 100% routine immunization during the measles immunization exercise. The National body gave us a target of at least 95″%,but according to the  standard in …

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WHO supports the first edition of Nigeria herbal Pharmacopoeia

      The World health organisation (WHO)will support the first edition of the Herbal Pharmacopoeia which contained 42 commonly used medicinal plants in Nigeria. The permanent secretary of the health ministry ,Mr Clement Uwaifo made the disclosure at the inauguration of the 16 man expert committee for the review …

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