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22 11, 2018

Yellow fever vaccination starts for 26.2m people

Planned mass vaccination of some 26.2 million people against yellow fever got underway across the country on November 22. It is the second phase of a massive campaign to establish high population immunity to yellow fever nationwide which ends December [...]

2 11, 2018

Nigeria to Attain Polio-free Status in 2019

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, NPHCDA, disclosed [...]

9 08, 2018

Nigeria will be polio free soon – Health Minister

Nigeria will become a polio free country sooner than later, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has assured. He gave the assurance while declaring open the meeting of the African Regional Commission for Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (ARCC) which [...]

31 07, 2018

FG set to implement basic healthcare provision fund

The federal government has said it will soon commence the implementation of the basic healthcare provision fund. Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who made this known at the third health policy dialogue organised by Thisday described the scheduled implementation as [...]