The World Health Organisation (WHO) has on Monday said Nigeria is expected to receive about nine million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV). This was disclosed by the WHO country representative, Walter Mulombo, during the opening ceremony of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) training on OCV requests and campaign planning in Abuja. According to Mulombo, the training organized by the WHO is aimed at integrating the OCV into the emergency and preventive measures of cholera in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari, during the inauguration of the National Council on Population Management (NCPM), has urged the country to control its population so as to improve the quality of life and standards of living among citizens. Therefore, launched the Revised National Policy on Population for Sustainable Development. President Buhari warned that Nigeria, despite having Africa’s largest population in Africa and seventh (7th) globally, is still growing and most of its population are within the fertility stage, youthful with over 72% of below the age of 30.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus has expressed optimism that the COVID-19 pandemic will end in 2022. Ghebreyesus said this at a press briefing on Wednesday, noting that the pandemic emerged on Christmas Eve of 2019, recording 1.8 million deaths in 2020 and 3.5 million in 2021 with millions of people dealing with long-term consequences from the virus. He described the consequences of the recent increase rate of the Omicron and Delta variant at the same time as "a tsunami of cases".
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, (UNICEF), has informed that about 4.16 million girls and women are at risk of genital mutilation even as two million cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) would be recorded by 2030 as a result of COVID-19 disruptions globally. The officer in charge, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF Field Office, Enugu State, Mrs. Maureen Zubie Okolo, made the disclosure on Friday during a one-day zonal media dialogue in collaboration with Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State (BCA) Umuahia. Themed ‘Accelerated Investment to End Female Genital Mutilation’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has has appointed the founder of The Well-being Foundation Africa (WBFA) and wife of former Senate President Bukola Saraki as Ambassador for Global Health. Her appointment was disclosed in a statement issued by the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity created by the World Health Organization in 2020 aimed at supporting the Organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari received the Pfizer booster jab of COVID-19 on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Federal Government had earlier announced that the administration of booster jabs would commence in December, in order to help stop the spread of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19. According to the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), those eligible for the COVID-19 booster dose are those aged 18 years and above and must have already taken a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or full doses of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech, or Moderna vaccine.