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Clean Hands For All; Global HandWashing Day, 2019

October 16, 2019

Every October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme “Clean Hands for All” follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development […]

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A “cautious” hope in the fight against Ebola in DRC

October 14, 2019

“Under the leadership of the government and with our partners, I believe we have really managed to reduce the virus in as small a geographical area as possible, essentially a triangle between Mambasa, Komanda, Beni, Mandima, which is a space between North Kivu and Ituri, ” – The Executive Director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, Dr. Michael Ryan The […]

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Making Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a reality

September 24, 2019

“Access to adequate health services is a human right. Not a privilege. In this time and age, there is no acceptable reason for which anyone should die from preventable and detectable diseases. Ensuring universal health coverage will improve the conditions of those further behind and will help us eradicate poverty, address inequalities and secure growth”- […]

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The Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Declared PHEIC: Here’s What we Know

July 23, 2019

The declaration of the DRC Ebola Outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) followed the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC where it was concluded that a coordinated international response under the International Health Regulations (2005) is required. Would declaring PHEIC in DRC address the local […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern

July 17, 2019

Extraordinary work has been done for almost a year under the most difficult circumstances. It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this Ebola outbreak and build a better health system,”- Dr. Tedros WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom […]

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Finding a Lasting Solution to the HIV, Malaria & Tuberculosis Epidemic in Nigeria

July 11, 2019

HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria are the three deadliest infectious disease killer in Nigeria. In a bid to find a lasting solution to the HIV, Malaria & Tuberculosis epidemic in Nigeria, Partners from all over the world including DFID, the United States Government, United Nations, Global Funds, UNICEF, UKaid and private contributors like the Dangote Foundation […]

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July 1, 2019

Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary,Prof. Usman Yusuf who has been on administrative leave and has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary Similarly, the President also […]

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June 29, 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its plan to phase out completely, all old versions of Yellow card and a new E-Yellow card has been put in place in its stead with effect from July 1st, 2019. Making the announcement in his office, in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz […]

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