March 19, 2019
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21ST NTD STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

PHOTO SPLASH FROM THE JUST CONCLUDED 21ST NTD STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING “I am an accountant by training. When I heard of NTDs, what came to my mind was Leprosy and other similar diseases, I just knew now that it is beyond that…I know a number of persons in my village who are still suffering .… I pledge my support for NTDs from now on.” – Alhaji A. M. Abdullahi, Permanent Secretary, FMOH “I am an old […]
December 15, 2018
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NORTH-WEST ZONAL NTD REVIEW MEETING GETS CONCLUDED, NOVEMBER 2018

NORTH-WEST ZONAL NTD REVIEW MEETING GETS CONCLUDED, NOVEMBER 2018 The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Division of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), with support from Development Alternative Incorporation (DAI) Global Health, organized a 3-day review meeting last weekend for the North-Western (NW) zone. Participants at the meeting include the FMoH NTD National Coordinator; represented by the Programme Manager, Onchocerciasis/Lymphatic Filariasis; the Heads of Monitoring & Evaluation, and Supply Chain Management units, NTD NW Acting Zonal Coordinator […]
December 3, 2018
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SOUTH-WEST ZONE HOLDS NTD REVIEW MEETING, NOVEMBER 2018

This week, the South – West zone held its zonal review meeting to assess the extent of implementation of NTD activities in 2018 as well as the treatment data and medicine consumption. The participants at the meeting include the NTD National Coordinator, FMOH program officers, the Zonal Coordinator and staff, NTDs State Coordinators and data managers from the 6 (six) States in the zone (Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States); NGDO representatives from RTI/ENVISION, […]
November 25, 2018
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NTD NORTH-CENTRAL ZONE HOLDS REVIEW MEETING

This week, the North-Central zone held its zonal review meeting to assess the extent of implementation of NTD activities in 2018 as well as the treatment data for all the states in the zone. Some of the participants at the meeting include the NTD National Coordinator, the LF National Program Manager, the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation unit of the FMOH, the Supply Chain Management Focal person; the North-Central Zonal Coordinator and staff, the State coordinators […]
November 16, 2018
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SOUTH-WEST NTD OFFICE HOSTS AGM OF FEDERAL PARASTATALS IN ONDO STATE

SOUTH-WEST NTD OFFICE HOSTS AGM OF FEDERAL PARASTATALS IN ONDO STATE The South-West NTD zonal office, this week, hosted the Annual General Meeting of the Ondo State chapter of Federal parastatals in Nigeria. During this meeting, the SW NTD Zonal office highlighted their achievements so far. These include improved geographic and therapeutic coverages for NTD treatment across the SW states and significant reduction in the burden of worm infestation among children, among others. UPDATE: ONCHOCERCIASIS/LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS […]
November 15, 2018

LEISHMANIASIS

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by bite from the sandfly. (Visceral) Leishmaniasis can cause swelling of the liver and the spleen in children – 15 years and under, resulting in swollen stomach. If your child complains of stomach ache a lot, report to the nearest health clinic. It just might be Leishmaniasis. For more information contact, The Federal Ministry of Health Headquarters, Abuja. NTD Division. 0803 451 4547/0806 516 2590 Home
November 3, 2018
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KADUNA STATE NTD PROGRAMME HOLDS SPECIAL ADVOCACY EVENT, NOVEMBER 2018

KADUNA STATE NTD PROGRAMME HOLDS SPECIAL ADVOCACY EVENT, NOVEMBER 2018 Kaduna State NTD Programme held a special advocacy event on the 12th of November, 2018. In attendance were, the Chairman of the State Assembly Committee on Health, Directors from line ministries and agencies, private companies, the academia, representative of the NTD National Coordinator, NGDO partners, the NTD Northwest Coordinator, the Chairlady of Kaduna State Civil Society Organization Coalition, representative of Gbagyi Chiefdom and the media. The […]
October 19, 2018
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STATE CONCLUDES 2018 ONCHOCERCIASIS/LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS MAM IN RIVERINE LGAs

ONDO STATE CONCLUDES 2018 ONCHOCERCIASIS/LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS MAM IN RIVERINE LGAs Onchocerciasis/Lymphatic Filariasis Mass Administration of Medicines in the riverine LGAs of Ondo State got concluded this week. These LGAs include Ilaje and Ese Odo. MITOSATH is the supporting partner for this activity. EKITI STATE BEGINS MAM PREPARATION WITH MICROPLANNING MEETING This week, a state level microplanning meeting was held in Ekiti State towards a soon-to-be-implemented Onchocerciasis/Lymphatic Filariasis Mass Administration of Medicines in the state. The South […]
October 16, 2018

Yaws

Yaws is killing our brothers and sisters in our villages. Let’s work together to eradicate this menace. You report; we will act. Take all cases like this to the nearest health clinic. For more information contact, The Federal Ministry of Health Headquarters, Abuja. NTD Division. 0803 451 4547/0806 516 2590
October 16, 2018

USAID/RTI LAUNCHES “E-WASH” PROGRAM, OCTOBER 2018

USAID launched a program called, “Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene services” (E-WASH) in Abuja this week. The goal of this program is to improve the availability of clean water and sanitation  for five hundred thousand (500,000) households in selected urban areas in six (6) states in Nigeria. These states are Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto and Taraba. The program is to be implemented by RTI. The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, current senator and […]