Nigeria Press Material

Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria gets funding boost from Government of Germany

22 June 2017

L- R German Ambassador Mr Bernhard Schlagheck and Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama signing 2017 finacing agreement between the Governments of Germany and Nigeria Abuja, 20 June 2017 - In an effort to support the eradication of polio in Nigeria, the German Government through the KfW has signed a grant of ten (10) million euros to support the activities and sustain the gains of polio eradication programme in the country.  The grant which will be released through the German Development Bank, KfW, will make available seven (7) million euros through WHO and three (3) million euro through UNICEF for polio operations costs.


Commissioner for Health Commends WHO for spearheading disease surveillance and immunization activities in Nigeria

16 June 2017

Group photo with Enugu Commissioner for Health (center) Enugu, 14 June 2017 - The Enugu state Commissioner for Health Dr Samuel Ngwu remains convinced that the support given by World Health Organization (WHO) is instrumental to building sustainable institutional capacity for disease surveillance and immunization in Nigeria. The commissioner made this declaration at the quarterly review meeting of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) cluster in Enugu conducted on 13-15 June 2017.


Government and Partners Review Northeast Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Project

14 June 2017

Governor Shettima, Minister of Health and Borno Commissioner for Health at the Health and Nutrition Emergency Response review meeting Maiduguri, 14 June 2017 - The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with Borno state government, WHO and 20 health sector partners have jointly conducted a mid-term review of the northeast health and nutrition emergency response project (HNERP) launched by the FMOH launched in January 2017.


Engendering stronger partnership- Taraba State Governor visits WHO office in Nigeria

13 June 2017

The Governor (right) and WR in Abuja Abuja, 13 June 2017 - The Taraba State Governor, His Excellency Darius Dickson Ishaku is seeking greater collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) in meeting the health needs of the his people. To show his commitment, the Governor paid an advocacy visit to the WHO country Representative (WR) Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, in his office in Abuja on 09 June 2017.


CSM outbreak response-WHO facilitates upgrade of laboratory in Zamfara State

09 June 2017

Testing samples in the specialized laboratory Abuja, 09 June 2017 - With the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the northwestern states of Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, the World Health Organization (WHO) through its collaborative networks, has developed the capacity of the existing laboratory in Ahmed Sani Yeriman Bakura specialist hospital Gusau, Zamfara state to a standard public health laboratory. The upgraded facility is now capable of meningitis diagnosis and isolation of meningitis organisms, thus enabling meningitis diagnosis.


Yobe concludes meningitis vaccination campaign

01 June 2017

Health worker vaccinating  an eligible boy in  Fune LGA of Yobe state Yobe, 01 June 2017 - Yobe state in northeast Nigeria has concluded the second round of vaccination campaign against meningitis, with technical and financial support from the World Health Organization (WHO). Results from the campaign which ended on 27 May 2017, indicate that 136,355 persons aged 2-29years were vaccinated with ACW meningitis vaccine in Fika, Fune, Gujba and Damaturu Local Government Areas (LGAs). The coverage is more than the expected number of people targeted in the campaign.


Nigeria announces immediate enforcement of ban on sale of cigarettes to persons under 18 years.

01 June 2017

01 Professor Adewole speaking during the commemoration of 2017 World No Tobacco Day Abuja, 01 June 2017 - Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has announced the immediate implementation and enforcement of key sections of the World Health Organization ( WHO) Framework Convention Tobacco Control, which include the prohibition of sale of tobacco products to persons below 18 years.


WHO and CDC honour health workers for making the ultimate sacrifice

24 May 2017

Presentation of plaque-certificate to widow of Late Isyaku Yakubu, by WHO State Coordinator in Niger State Abuja, 24 May 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) Foundation, have bestowed posthumous ‘Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Heroes Awards’ on two fallen polio heroes in Niger and Benue states. The Bob Keegan Polio Eradication Hero Award comprise of a plaque-certificate and cash donation of USD$2,000 to each of the awardees.