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WHO supports Adamawa and Yobe States to administer Malaria drugs to over 1.9 million children

It is part of the larger efforts to eliminate the scourge in the states and the country in general

Maimuna Abdulraham a caregiver and four other women living in Yola South Local Government Area in Adamawa state sat patiently under a tree in front of their houses awaiting the turn of their children to receive the antimalarial drugs administered by a community health dispenser.  The drugs are administered as…

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    • Engr Hassan Musa, Parmananent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment at the UN Day symposium
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UN Reaffirms Commitment to Ensuring Peace and Prosperity for all in Nigeria

Due to the pandemic, millions of Nigerians have been devastatingly affected through the loss of lives and livelihoods

The United Nations System in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring peace and prosperity for all in Nigeria. This commitment was made by Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative and United Nations Resident Coordinator (Ad Interim) during a symposium to commemorate the 2021 UN…

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United Nations hold 10-year memorial for the UN House Bombing

The incident which happened on the 26 of August 2011 claimed the lives of 23 UN employees and civilians and left over 60 people injured

At a solemn event in Abuja, the United Nations (UN) System in Nigeria held a commemorative ceremony to honor victims of terrorist attack on UN facilities 10 years ago.  The incident which happened on the 26 of August 2011 claimed the lives of 23 UN employees and civilians and left…

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West Africa COVID-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa health systems are even more fragile than those in other sub-regions

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that threaten to further strain the already stretched emergency response capacity in the region. COVID-19 fatalities in West Africa over the…

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Kano State Leaves No Stone Unturned, Strengthens Immunization in High Risk Communities

The capacity of 112 DSNOs and ADSNOs was further enhanced with the support of WHO to detect early and report cases

“For a long time, I was skeptical about vaccinating my children against polio, but now I know better after one of my children work up one morning with weakness of his limbs due to polio says Baba Ali, a resident of Dawakin Kudu LGA in Kano State  “I thank God…

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Coronavirus – Africa: Improving Testing Rate -WHO Supports Ondo State to Integrate COVID-19 Sample Collection as Part of Essential Services

The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) approached WHO for support to implement activities to address the challenges

The World Health Organization (WHO) has supported Ondo State to integrate COVID-19 sample collection into the essential health care services. The intervention has led to an increase in the number of samples tested from an average of 70 to 321 per week, since the integration.  The intervention was informed following…

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Nigeria Records Gain in Fight Against Tuberculosis Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Active TB case finding is vital in reducing the burden of the disease in the country because Nigeria has over 440,000 incident TB cases

Response to the coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding, data indicate that there has been an increase in annual tuberculosis (TB) case notification due to strategic intervention by the National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders working on TB control and…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Community informants employ mobile data collection tools to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance

WHO is supporting engagement of more than 670 Auto-Visual Acute Flaccid Paralysis Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) informants to conduct house-to-house COVID-19 surveillance

With the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, WHO is supporting government to leverage on the existing  Auto-Visual Acute Flaccid Paralysis Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) system to strengthen community-based surveillance for the disease. In 731 wards across eleven (11) COVID-19 high risk states, WHO is supporting engagement of more…

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Nigeria building stronger gender-responsive health system-invests in health workforce planners

The Enhancing the Ability of Frontline Health Workers to Improve Health in Nigeria project was initiated in 2014 by the WHO

“I have always believed that gender equality would impact positively on the provision of high-quality health care in Bauchi state,” says Amina Madi a Gender Desk officer, Human Resource for Health (HRH) unit in Bauchi State Ministry of Health (SMOH). As a trained mid-wife previously responsible for delivering life-saving maternal…

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COVID-19 Hits Life-Saving Health Services in Africa

A new wave of COVID-19 infections could further disrupt life-saving health services, which are only now recovering from the initial impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to key health services in Africa, raising worries that some of the continent’s major health challenges could worsen. The preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) of five key essential health service indicators that include outpatient consultation, inpatient admission, skilled birth…