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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 […]
October 2, 2018

FMOH/WHO HOLD DATA HARMONIZATION WORKSHOP, OCTOBER 2018

The FMOH with support from WHO held a 4-day meeting with Zonal and States representatives in Nasarawa State this week to harmonize the existing data on NTD implementation in Nigeria. SMART templates for the development of work plans & reporting during annual review meetings were also developed during this meeting. Again, the status and way forward for NTDs implementation in each state were discussed. Five categories of MDA were identified, some of which are: scale up […]
September 29, 2018

SW SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRAINING, SEPTEMBER, 2018

In the South-West, a Supply Chain Management training took place in Lagos this week (image below). In attendance were the State Coordinators and State Logistic officers, South West Zonal officers, Evidence Action, COUNTDOWN project, Amen Health Foundation and Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) (ENVISION Project). The training was facilitated by FMOH NTD Supply Chain Management unit & Federal Central Medical Store (FCMS), Oshodi. The activity was sponsored by  RTI. UPDATE: 2ND ROUND SBD, OYO STATE, SEPTEMBER […]
September 29, 2018

JIGAWA STATE PASSES IMPACT SURVEY

Jigawa State has passed the recently concluded impact survey conducted in three (3) LGAs of the state: Babura, Miga and Yankwashi LGAs. Generally, for this survey, a Trachomatous inflammation (Follicullar) – usually referred to as TF – of less than 5% implies a pass mark (among other criteria). Babura LGA recorded a TF prevalence of 1.15, while Miga and Yankwashi LGAs had 1.25 and 3.15 respectively. Given these results, the state is to proceed to surveillance […]
September 15, 2018

SOME CM-NTD TOOLS GET REVIEWED

The recording and reporting tools for Leprosy, Buruli Ulcer and Yaws in Nigeria have been reviewed. An elite team of stakeholders in the efforts to control and/or eliminate these diseases in the country achieved this in a 4-day meeting held in Abuja this week. Some of the reviewed tools include the Leprosy Record Card, Buruli Ulcer Record Card and the Yaws Case Investigation Form, among others. In addition, the soft copy of a publication titled, “Recognizing […]
September 1, 2018

NTD CSOs ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK GETS FINALIZED

The revised Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engagement framework for NTD programme has been finalized. Chairpersons of the coalitions of CSOs from the five UNITED supported states, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara states met with FMOH in Nasarawa State this week for a meeting to this effect. The meeting was sponsored by Development Alternatives Incorporated Global Health (DAI) (former HPI). The NTD National Coordinator, Dr Chukwuma Anyaike stated that efforts will be made to include CSOs […]
August 30, 2018

LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS (Elephantiasis)

LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS (Elephantiasis) * 30 endemic LGAs have stopped treatment and are under surveillance. * 516 LGAs have received at least one round of treatment. * 37 = Number of LGAs where MDA needs to be started. Let’s work together to attain 100% geographic coverage for LF in Nigeria by end of 2018. For more information contact 9th Floor Federal Ministry of Health Headquarters Abuja. 0803 451 4547/0803 323 4635
August 29, 2018

FMOH FINALIZES CM-NTDs OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR 2019-2021

An operational plan for integrated Case Management Neglected Tropical Diseases (CM-NTDS) for the next three years (2019 to 2021) has been developed. A team from the Federal Ministry of Health, led by the National Coordinator and supported by Accelerated Integrated Management (AIM) Initiative created this strategic plan during a two days finalization meeting in Abuja last week. The operational plan contains four strategic priorities: strengthen government ownership, coordination and partnership; enhance planning for results, resource mobilization […]
July 29, 2018

LEPROSY IS CURABLE & TREATMENT IS FREE

Leprosy is curable and treatment is free. Prevent leprosy-related disability by finding cases early and ensuring treatment. STOP STIGMATIZATION For more information, contact The Federal Ministry of Health NTD DIVISION 9TH FLOOR 0803625642