July 29, 2018

SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTHS

SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTHS Put a smile on the faces of our children. Act today. Over 48 million = Estimated number of children requiring Soil Transmitted Helminths treatment in 2018. 31 states Endemic for this disease. 429 = Number of LGAs endemic for Soil Transmitted Helminths. 390 = number of LGAs where Soil Transmitted Helminths MDA has ever been conducted. 39 = Number of LGAs where MDA needs to be started. For more information, contact: Neglected Tropical […]
July 17, 2018

JIGAWA STATE PASSES Pre-TAS

Jigawa State recently recorded commendable results in the Pre-TAS exercise carried out in Buji LGA of the state. Only two (2) samples in the survey were positive for Lymphatic Filariasis out of the 614 samples surveyed. In the same vein, a number of LGAs in FCT passed Pre-TAS in May, 2018. The Health and Development Support Programme (HANDS) is the supporting partner in both Jigawa State and FCT.
July 17, 2018

NTD/WASH TRAINS 5 LGAs IN ONDO STATE, JULY 2018

NTD/WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) promotion training has taken place in 5 LGAs in Ondo State: Akure North, Ifedore, Ileoluju/Okeigbo, Ondo East and Owo. The highlight of this training is the construction of tippy taps for the communities. According to UNICEF, who supported the training, without good WASH programme, the control, elimination and eradication of NTDs will be difficult.
July 17, 2018

FMOH SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT UNIT TRAINS STAFF IN ONDO STATE

The Federal Ministry of Health NTD Supply Chain Unit has conducted training for the Local Government and State NTD teams in Ondo State in July, 2018. Some of the topics addressed include NTDs medicine forecast, requisition, qualification and allocation process; inventory management and good storage practices, among others. This activity was supported by UNICEF.
July 17, 2018

DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE IEC MATERIALS FOR THE NTDS PROGRAMME

The Federal Ministry of Health, supported by UNICEF has embarked upon the development of innovative IEC materials for the NTDs programme. Some of the existing IEC materials were improved upon. Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, the NTD National Coordinator, recognizing the urgency for NTD visibility stressed the need for making NTD IEC materials of top quality as this will encourage their use beyond periods of NTD implementation.  This exercise took place in Nasarawa State this week.
July 16, 2018

GUINEA WORM DISEASE (GWD) DRACUNCULIASIS

As at Dec 2017, only 4 countries report cases of god IN the world Nigeria shares border with Chad which still reports GWD and this poses some threat due to cross border movement Report any suspected cases of hanging thread from a wound  
July 16, 2018

Schistosomiasis

Over 42 million Nigerian children are at risk of Schistosomiasis. Symptoms include bloody urine and stool, headache , itching and poor appetite. Taking PRAZIQUANTEL once a year will control Schistosomiasis and prevent any form of complications
July 16, 2018

Put a smile on the faces of our children..Act today

42 million estimated number of children requiring schistosomiasis treatment in 2018. 583 number of LGAs endemic for schistosomiasis 171 Number of LGAs where praziquantel; MDA needs to be started
July 16, 2018

Rabbies

Federal Ministry of Health You can get rabies from the saliva of an infected animal even without being bitten Over 55,000 people die worldwide from rabies every year. Vaccinate all dogs today immediately report every dog bite at the health facility nearest to you…
July 16, 2018

KUDOS TO RIVERS STATE DEWORMING TEAM

KUDOS TO RIVERS STATE DEWORMING TEAM I am from Obio Akpor LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria. I was born there; I had my primary and secondary education there as well.  As a child, I knew some people whose legs had noticeably different sizes. I once asked my grandfather why that was. He told me it was a spiritual issue that I should not dabble into. So, I steered clear of people who had that issue, for fear […]