Breaking: From Russia, FG receives COVID-19 vaccine

September 4, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has received the samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, presented the samples of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday. This was contained in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi. Details loading…

Dwindling economy: NEC swings into action

May 21, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) Thursday constituted a committee that would to look into the issues concerning complete reopening of the country’s economy.This was disclosed by Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state while briefing State House correspondents after the monthly NEC meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the committee would collaborate with Read More

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WHO, UNICEF, AFENET partner Ekiti to fight measles

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The World Health Organisation, United Nations Children’s Endowment Fund and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) have partnered Ekiti state government to begin campaign and vaccination of children against measles in the state.The global health organisations said they had introduced a new vaccine to be administered on children at ages nine and 15 months, to fight measles regarded as one of the Read More

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S/Arabia sets medical regulations for Hajj

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has issued health regulatory guidelines for hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other travellers into the Kingdom for the 1,440 hajj season. A statement by the Head, Public Affairs, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara, said based on World Health Organisation (WHO’s) report of May 2019, citizens from countries exposed to the Read More

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Yellow fever and Nigeria’s campaign to protect the vulnerable

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is conducting its largest ever yellow fever mass campaign. The vaccination campaign is a response to the yellow fever cases reported in Nigeria since September 2017, and also part of the comprehensive strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) by 2026. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the need to protect the highly vulnerable populations against yellow fever, Read More

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Tackling measles in FCT

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I wish to commend the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for the recent immunization campaign it carried out to tackle the scourge of measles in the FCT. According to the World Health Organization report, Nigeria tops the list of countries with unvaccinated children from measles with 3.3 million children, followed by India with 2.9 million, Pakistan 2 million, Indonesia 1.2 Read More

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Ikpeazu flags off measles vaccination in Abia

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, will flag off the 2018 Measles vaccination campaign today, March 8, 2018. Addressing newsmen in Umuahia, the Abia state Programme Coordinator, Margaret Onwu, said the vaccination exercise will take place in the 17 local government areas of the state, and will last till March 20, 2018. Onwu called on parents and caregivers to bring Read More

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Bayelsa state embarks on measles vaccine exercise.

February 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bayelsa state yesterday said it will embark on measles vaccination campaign starting from 1st to 13th of March, 2018. The commissioner for health, Proffessor Ebitimitula Etebu  in the company of his Education and information counterparts made this known in Yenagoa during a press conference. The exercise the commissioner said will be in two phases staring from 1st to 6th of Read More

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Yobe flags off meningitis vaccination, targets 771,778 kids

February 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state government, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and development partners, has flagged off meningitis vaccination exercise across the 17 local government councils and targets 771,778 children. Flagging the phase one of the vaccination at the Emir of Damaturu’s Palace, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Bello Kawuwa, said: “Yobe Read More

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Councils begin measles, polio immunisation campaign Thursday

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils have commenced the 2018 measles, cholera and polio immunisation campaign with public enlightenment programmes targeted at remote areas of the Territory “where strict adherence to religious and cultural practices have prevented vulnerable children from benefiting in the annual vaccination exercise.” It was gathered that the six area councils resolved recently to Read More

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Yobe shuts schools over fake vaccination rumours

October 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba   Damaturu About four primary schools located in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, were forcefully closed down yesterday, following rumours of fake immunisation, with the male pupils allegedly vaccinated on their heads and the females on their navels. Although the cause of the vaccination was not contained in the rumour being peddled, the pupils were seen Read More