We can Sustain HIV/AIDS Response with Robust Partnership – DG NACA

The Director General of NACA, Dr. Sani Aliyu has said that in order to ensure an effective and sustainable national response, there is a need to have a basket of funding by both the private sector and government at all level. The DG made the call when some executive officers of Nigerian Business Coalition Against…

Meningitis: 33 killed in Niger State

Thirty three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state out of 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. The Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), Dr Yahaya Na’uzo, said that nine persons died from the type…

Niger State Report 33 People Died From Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

Thirty three people have died from the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state out of 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. The Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), Dr Yahaya Na’uzo, said that nine persons died from the type…

2 Million To Be Immunized Against Meningitis In Sokoto

Sokoto State Government says plans have reached an advanced stage to immunize two million people against Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) across the 23 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Balarabe Kakale made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Friday. He said…

Relieve As Nigeria Gets 500,000 Doses of Meningitis C Vaccine

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said. The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said…

Nigeria receives 500,000 doses of Meningitis C vaccine- WHO

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said. The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, said……

World Biomedical Science Day: Association alert Nigerians on antibiotics resistance

The Association Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has said ignorance, poverty and weak regulations in various health practices are leading factors for increasing antibiotics resistance in Nigeria. Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, National President of the association, made this known while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. Raheem said the briefing was part of the activities……

WHO Reacts On Nigeria’s Response To Tackle Meningitis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Nigeria for its swift response to tackle the meningitis epidemic in some parts of the country. The Country Representative of the organisation in Nigeria, Dr Alemu Wondi, made the commendation in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar…

Meningitis: 490 killed, Nigeria must vaccinate 21 million people – Minister

​Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole​​​ ​has stated that​ ​one billion dollars was required to vaccinate 21 million people in five meningitis endemic states​, adding that 490 people have already been killed.​ ​He spoke on Tuesday at ​an emergency meeting ​in ​Kaduna​ held by Northern Traditional Leaders and Governors​.​ He said the outbreak ​was deadly…