The World Health Organisation (WHO) Incident Management System Coordinator in Lagos state, Dr Comfort Kusimo has described the Home-Based Care programme implemented by the Lagos state government in collaboration with WHO as the best care option for COVID-19 patients. Her position was corroborated by a clinician at the Lagos state...
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has called for an increase in support from Federal, State and Local governments to investments like Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital (MRCC&SH) in Lagos. The NIPC boss therefore described the impact of Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital to be beyond the financial...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed worry over the increased rate of Covid-19 deaths in what it described as the fastest surge the continent has recorded since the onset of the pandemic Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa hinted this during a virtual press conference today facilitated...
According to a recent data released by the World Health Organisation(WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund(UNICEF), 23 million children globally missed out on basic childhood vaccines through routine health services in 2020. This was disclosed in a communiqué made available to journalists today, which showed that the Covid-19...
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Standard Chartered today announced an agreement for Standard Chartered to provide USD 200m of not-for-profit funding towards Afreximbank’s structured framework to help finance the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines for African nations. The collaboration between Standard Chartered and Afreximbank will help ensure that 55 countries across...
Following outstanding success recorded with the first phase of vaccine roll out, the country has hinted its preparedness to welcome the next batch of Covid-19 vaccines. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib gave the hint at a joint media briefing of...
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) has reassured the public that the country's wild polio virus-free status is not in any way under threat. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the agency, disclosed this yesterday in a statement signed by him. "Nigeria and the African region were certified Wild Polio...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Head of Communications, Dr. Yahya Disu saying that the variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria, following the routine...
Contrary to trending videos on social media claiming that the Covid-19 vaccination site creates a magnetic field, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has publicly countered the claims with proofs. Briefing newsmen in Abuja, Wednesday, the Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, expressed worry over the increasing misinformation...
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has lamented the drastic reduction in donor funding for Polio and other Immunisation programs. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the agency revealed this yesterday in Abuja, while speaking at the 2nd Quarter Meeting Of The Northern Traditional Leaders Committee On Primary...