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Children Deserve Free, Effective Polio Vaccines – NPHCDA

Children Deserve Free, Effective Polio Vaccines – NPHCDA

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The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said that children require parents and care givers to demand for effective vaccines that are given free of charge. This was made known in a statement signed by the Head, Public Relations Unit of the agency, Mr Saadu Salahu, as the agency commemorated the 2018 World Polio Day. Harping on the slogan, ‘One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio,’ the agency said, “Recently, there has been isolation and reporting of type two strains largely from environmental samples. Although, these are not wild polio cases, they present with similar symptoms. They are as a result of several years of low Routine Immunization coverage and consequently, insufficient population immunity to type two virus. “This led to
Advancing Plans for Local Vaccines, Polio Eradication

Advancing Plans for Local Vaccines, Polio Eradication

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Dr. Faisal Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is the Executive Director (ED)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Abuja. Before his appointment in 2016 and resumption of duties at NPHCDA in January 2017, by President Muhammadu Buhari, he was a Senior Programme Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, United States (U.S.). Prior to joining the foundation, Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s successful response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as the Incident Manager of the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre in 2014. He was also a member of the six-man panel established to assess the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the global Ebola outbreak in 2014 and p
Nigeria To Lose 4.6m Children If Not Immunised – Minister

Nigeria To Lose 4.6m Children If Not Immunised – Minister

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The minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole,  has said that the country stands to lose about 4.6million children in the next 10 years if immunisation effort  is not strengthened. The minister stated this yesterday in Abuja,  during the  Civil Servants Engagement Workshop on Immunisation and Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) Strengthening, jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Health and PHCDA in collaboration with Head of Civil Service of the Federation.  He regretted that the country is not where it is supposed to be in addressing immunisation problems, stressing that the fight is not only for the government but everybody’s fight. “We are not doing well in immunisation. Only one out of four of our children receive full dose of the vaccines. Urgent steps must therefore be ta