Nigeria Press Material

Minister of Health Canvasses All-Inclusive Involvement In The Fight Against Malaria

25 April 2017

Professor Adewole speaking during 2017 WMD Abuja, 25 April 2017 - In response to the theme of the 2017 World Malaria Day (WMD), ‘End Malaria For Good’ and slogan ‘’What’s your role’, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole is calling for increased resources from government and private sector for the rapid elimination of the deadly disease.


Northern Traditional Leaders Rise For Holistic Approach Against Meningitis Outbreak

11 April 2017

NTLC members at the meeting in Kaduna Kaduna, 11 April 2017 - Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Healthcare (NTLC), with support from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), convened an emergency meeting with Governors of the 19 northern states and other stakeholders to discuss the management of the current outbreak of Neisseria Meningitidis serotype C. The major objective of the meeting aimed to devise holistic strategy to forestall fatalities and avert future occurrences.


Borno Scales Up Preparedness for Meningitis Outbreak

11 April 2017

Children queuing  for meningitis vaccination Maiduguri, 11 April 2017 - Although, Borno has reported 22 suspected cases of meningitis in 2017, yet no case has been confirmed in the State. Preparedness measures to contain any outbreak have been put in place including prepositioning of additional 7000 doses of ceftriaxone, reactivation of Rapid Response Team, community sensitization and capacity building for surveillance focal points with support from World Health Organization (WHO).


Yobe State Governor Lauds Collaboration with WHO for Decline in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

10 April 2017

Governor of Yobe welcoming WR to Yobe Government House in Damaturu Damaturu, 10 April 2017 - The Executive Governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has expressed gratitude to the World Health Organization (WHO) for providing technical, financial and human resources for improving the health indicators of the people of Yobe state, including displaced persons, despite the threats of insecurity.


Northeast Humanitarian Crises-WHO Reaffirms Commitment to Full Implementation of Emergency Programme

10 April 2017

Dr Alemu administering oral polio vaccine to a child in a Borno  IDP camp Maiduguri, 10 April 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is  committed to providing urgently needed humanitarian health sector support towards reducing morbidity and mortality in the on-going crisis in Borno state.


External Assessment Team Applauds Response To Polio Outbreak in Nigeria.

04 April 2017

Dr Zainul Khan presenting preliminary findings by OBRA in Kaduna Kaduna, 04 April, 2017 - The polio Outbreak Response Assessment (OBRA) team with representation from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partnership has congratulated the Nigerian government for the significant progress so far made in response to the 2016 polio outbreak. The commendation was contained in a presentation to government and partners during a debriefing meeting in Kaduna on 03 April 2017.


Japan Supports WHO’s Emergency Programme in Northeast Nigeria

31 March 2017

Mobile Hard-to-Reach team providing integrated basic primary healthcare services in a Borno community. Abuja, 31 March 2017 - The Government of Japan recently announced a contribution of USD 903,000 towards World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency Programme in the crisis-affected Northeastern region of Nigeria. The contribution will benefit approximately 400,000 women, men and children through the provision of medicines and medical equipment, integrated basic primary health care services, establishment of effective referral mechanism for severally ill patients and strengthening of health sector coordination.


Nigeria Concludes Synchronization of Vaccination Campaign with Neighbouring Niger, Cameroun and Benin.

30 March 2017

Polio vaccination at the Nigeria-Niger border crossing. Ilela, Sokoto. March 2017. Photo - WHO J Swan (2) Abuja, 30 March 2017- States sharing border settlements with neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroun and Benin have completed scheduled synchronized vaccinations with different levels of successes recorded during the first National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) in 2017 aimed at stopping polio transmission in Nigeria and ensuring non- resurgence of the virus in polio-free countries.  In August 2016, the Nigeria government confirmed a polio outbreak with four children paralyzed in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. Polio had not been detected anywhere on…