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Nigeria launches Yellow fever vaccination campaign to stop outbreak in Edo state

Nigeria launches Yellow fever vaccination campaign to stop outbreak in Edo state

20 December 2018 Abuja – The Government of Nigeria with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and partners launched this week a Yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign , funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The campaign will be implemented in 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo state where cases have been confirmed. The immunization drive is a response to the unprecedented yellow fever outbreak recently identified in the State. More than 1.4 million people age from 9 months to 44 years old are expected to be protected in this seven-day campaign.

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WHO hands over incinerator for injection waste disposal to Bauchi State

WHO hands over incinerator for injection waste disposal to Bauchi State

20 December 2018 Bauchi -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has been commended for the donation, installation and hand over of an incinerator – INCiNER-8- to the Bauchi State Ministry of Health. The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary HealthCare Development Agency (EC-BSPHCDA) Mr Ibrahim Gamawa, who received the incinerator on behalf of the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, described WHO as an indispensable partner in the health sector development in the state.

Tackling cholera outbreaks in North-east humanitarian emergencies

3 December 2018 Maiduguri -- “In addition to insecurity and despair, we are faced with shortages of food, we are homeless and worst still, cholera killed my husband last year in Muna IDPs camp” said Munakur Mohammed. Thank God you came to our rescue early this year. My children and I have received the vaccine and we are protected now.”

The second phase of Nigeria’s biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign gets underway

The second phase of Nigeria’s biggest-ever yellow fever vaccination campaign gets underway

22 November 2018 Abudja -- The Government of Nigeria – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people this year through preventive campaigns. The second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide and began today.

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