Tuesday, February 16, 2021



COVID-19: Nigeria to procure 80 million doses of vaccine in 2021, says Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, and Ekiti Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, revealed that about 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available in the country, to immunize 40 percent of the population this year.

Nigerian governors to join Buhari, Osinbajo to take COVID-19 vaccine on live TV

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have agreed to take the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive acceptance among the populace. The chairman...

COVID-19: Nigerians will get vaccines free of charge – PTF

The National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has said that the Federal Government will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Nigerians free of charge.

Nigeria taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria is taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. Mr Ehanire said this on Tuesday in Abuja...

Buhari renews tenure of Faisal Shuaib as NPHCDA Executive-Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA for a second and final term of four years. 

Nigeria records 148 maternal deaths daily – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, says no fewer than 148 Nigerian women die of maternal complications on a daily basis in the country.

How Nigeria fought, won Polio virus war – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion as Nigeria becomes Wild Polio Virus Free.

COVID-19: Stop forcing pregnant women to pay for PPEs, Nigerian govt warns hospitals

The Minister of Health, State, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has warned hospitals forcing pregnant women to pay for Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, before being attended too, to desist from such act.

Nigeria will achieve polio-free status in 2020 – Shuaib  

Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be declared polio free by 2020.

Nigerian women society partners NPHCDA on routine immunization

The National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, has partnered with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHDA, with a view to improving on the ongoing Routine Immunization in the country.

How workers under Goodluck Jonathan’s SURE-P were laid off via text messages – Witness

A defence witness on Monday told the National Industrial Court sitting in Jos that workers employed under the SURE-P by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Subsidy Reinvestment, NPHCDA, MCH, were laid off via text messages across the nation.

Gov Bagudu releases N22m for measles vaccination campaign — official

Kebbi Government has released N22 million as counterpart fund for 2017 measles campaign activities in the state, Munir Jega, Executive Secretary, Kebbi State Primary Health...

Nigeria targets 80% immunisation coverage in 2018

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has said it is targeting 80 per cent immunisation coverage in 2018. The Executive Secretary of the...

Meningitis attacks Jigawa, kills 1

The Jigawa Government says meningitis has killed one person and infected four others in four local government areas of the state. Muhammad Kainuwa, the permanent...

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