• 1.5 million Nigerians die every year from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines.
• Neglected tropical diseases continue to cause disabilities and deaths among Nigeria’s poorest communities.
• Polio has been 99.9% eradicated — and could become the second human disease in history to be completely wiped out.
• Call on the federal and state governments to invest in lifesaving vaccines to protect every child’s future.
• Tell governments around the world to #EndTheNeglect and prevent neglected tropical diseases.
• In 2020, no child should suffer from polio. Urge the Nigerian government to eradicate the disease globally.
The evaluation meeting brought to light challenges faced by the supported six states, provided an open floor for shared learnings across the states and paved a way forward for next phase of funding support by NSSF.
The NSSF literary contest invites young and upcoming writers, established authors to express their vision of a healthy Nigeria through written content.
45% of the Nigerian population lives in poverty, and the World Bank estimates that an additional 95 million will be plunged into extreme poverty due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Girls’ aspirations are restricted in some regions of Nigeria since it is believed that they are not social beings like boys. The mistaken notion that women belong in the kitchen fosters the sad reality that many teenage girls are married off when they should be in the classroom.
These emotions, which are often referred to as the “unemployment blues,” manifest as anxiety, fatigue, a lack of focus, insomnia, restlessness, feelings of loneliness, and boredom, and can all extend into mental health problems and disorders.
With the incessant outbreak and spread of the rare infectious zoonotic disease, Monkey Pox, in Africa, endemic countries like Nigeria should have a heightened surveillance of the disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has newly confirmed 21 new cases of this disease on Sunday, September 13th, 2022, which goes to confirm that this disease is still very much around.
Most of the time, Nigerians must pay for their medical expenses, and the costs are high. Given that the government spends 3.9% of the nation’s GDP
Overdoses can occur to anyone from any background, anywhere in the world, as drug addiction knows no boundaries. International Overdose Awareness Day, observed annually on