Nigeria Press Material

Country Representative consolidates on polio eradication gains, meets stakeholders

29 September 2015

Dr Rui Vaz speaking to JAP Kaduna, 29 September 2015 - With Nigeria at a defining moment of polio eradication, the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative (WR), Dr Rui Gama Vaz has embarked on townhall meetings with major stakeholders to consolidate on gains recorded.


Government says WHO remains instrumental to achieving milestones as administrative review meeting opens in Kaduna.

29 September 2015

Group photo with Professor  Jonathan Nok (centre), Dr Rui Vaz (6th  from right) Kaduna, Nigeria  29 September, 2015 - The Kaduna State government in North West Nigeria has disclosed that the series of productive consultations and technical support received from the World Health Organization (WHO) remain  the basis for improving access to basic health care, including strengthening health systems and achievement of milestones in the country.


Cholera Outbreak - Borno State Commissioner for Health applauds WHO for coordinating early response

24 September 2015

WHO  staff  treating a case at a temporary isolation  camp in Maiduguri Maiduguri, 24 September, 2015 - The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia has commended the World Health Organization for coordinating early response to the cholera outbreak reported in the internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri the state capital during the 37th  epidemiological week.


Deputy Governor becomes Disease Surveillance Ambassador in South-West Nigeria

22 September 2015

Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga (left) and Dr Mejebi Philips Abeokuta, Ogun 22 September, 2015 - The Ogun state Deputy Governor Chief (Mrs) Yetunde Onanuga  in south-west Nigeria has offered to become an ambassador for disease surveillance during an advocacy meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) state team on 22 September, 2015 at the Government House in Abeokuta.


Down to zero – Nigeria on the path to polio eradication

11 September 2015

Down to zero – Nigeria on the path to polio eradication Abuja, 11 September 2015 - There’s starting to be a breath of fresh air for parents in Africa, and around the world, as Nigeria approaches being removed from the notorious polio-endemic list. From more than 1122 cases in 2006 to zero today, Nigeria has made tremendous progress in polio eradication with no children being paralyzed in more than one year.


As President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrates further commitment to Polio Eradication, Governors Masari and Ganduje kick off polio campaigns in Kano and Katsina states

09 September 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari vaccinating a child with OPV during the flag off of the Katsina State September 2015 SIPDs at his residence in Daura town on 5th September 2015 Abuja 09 September 2015: The highest level of commitment to polio eradication was yet again demonstrated by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari when he flagged off the sixth immunization campaign in his home town of Daura local government area (LGA) in Katsina state on Saturday, 5th September 2015. The President personally administered drops of polio vaccine to children less than five years of age at his residence in Daura.


UN Secretary-General commends immunization efforts in Nigeria

04 September 2015

Assisted by the Executive Director of the NPHCDA Dr Ado Muhammad, UN Secretary General administers oral polio vaccine to a child in a WHO supported health facility On Monday the 24th of August 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-Moon visited Family Health Clinic, a primary Health Care facility located in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) which offers routine immunization on a daily basis. The clinic is among those benefiting from the Routine Immunization Intensification project aimed at reducing the number of unimmunized children in AMAC, with support from WHO. The UNSG was shown around the cold chain used for vaccine storage and he also viewed…


Promising results from INSPIRE Project, a Midterm Review Findings reveal

02 September 2015

Participants at the Midterm review meeting of INSPIRE project Abuja, 02 September 2015: A midterm review to assess the performance of two implementation research projects supported by WHO in Nigeria and implemented by the Centre for Integrated Health Program (CIHP) and Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has ended in Nigeria’s capital Abuja with promising results. The two projects which are known as INSPIRE (INtegrating and Scaling up Pmtct through Implementation REsearch) is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe…